Let me introduce you to your new favorite chicken recipe! This easy one skillet meal has all the flavors of Spinach and Artichoke Dip simmered together and stuffed into simple chicken breasts. Incredibly flavorful, this delicious entree is the perfect dinner idea any night of the week!
Do you ever find yourself making the same thing for dinner over and over again? Even though I’m a food blogger, I’m completely guilty of this. We tend to gravitate towards spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, and burgers. This is what I know my husband and kid will eat, so these are the types of dinners that are pretty much always stocked in my pantry and freezer. Here’s the deal – I get TOTALLY sick of these meals! Don’t get me wrong, I love a great burger, but after a while, it gets a little old.
So, to get out of this dinner rut I went on a mission last week to make a few meals that were new and unique to the same-old, same-old. I knew that I wanted something with chicken, as I always seem to have frozen chicken breasts in my freezer, and they’re an easy, go-to protein. I wanted it to be creamy and flavorful, and with a bit of extra texture, similar to my Creamy Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms and Bacon. With this in mind, I decided to take the classic Spinach & Artichoke Dip, and make it into a meal! Needless to say, my chicken dinner challenge turned out amazing and became this wonderful One Skillet Spinach & Artichoke Chicken!
I started this recipe with simple chicken breasts. I used 4 medium to large breasts that I got from the frozen section. Feel free to use fresh chicken from the meat case at your local grocery store, instead of frozen. I then used a knife to “butterfly” the breasts – splitting them horizontally about 3/4 of the way through, leaving a slight hinge to keep the breast together. I did this to stuff the breasts with the spinach and artichoke filling.
I mixed the filling together in a bowl including all of the ingredients you would typically find in the classic dip recipe. This includes chopped, frozen spinach that has been thawed, cream cheese, sour cream, chopped artichoke hearts, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, and a bit of garlic. This filling will not only go inside the split chicken breasts, but will also be the base for your cream sauce.
This creamy, delicious sauce is amazing, and is perfect for spooning over your chicken once you have it on the plate. It’s like you’re getting a double-dose of these rich, delicious flavors, as they are both inside and smothered on the outside of the chicken.
This amazing dinner recipe is easy enough for an weeknight dinner, or special enough to serve for company. Any way you have it, this meal is sure to get your out of your same-old, same-old dinner rut!
Here’s how this wonderful meal comes together: