One-Pan Spinach-Artichoke Chicken

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Of all the delicious flavor pairings out there, perhaps the most unexpected is spinach and artichokes. Fortunately, whoever first decided to combine these flavors turned them into a delicious dip… but unfortunately, traditional recipes typically involve not-so-good-for-you ingredients like cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. But don’t fret; we’re here to help you enjoy all the delicious flavors of spinach and artichoke dip, with less of the guilt! This one-pan recipe is a delicious dinner that’s sure to please.

Ingredients

3T olive oil

1(12 oz) bag frozen or fresh cauliflower rice (3 cups)

3cloves garlic, minced

2green onions, sliced

1can small artichoke hearts, halved

3cups cooked rotisserie chicken, chopped

4cups fresh spinach, chopped

1cup mozzarella cheese

2T lemon juice

1/4cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional: cayenne pepper, to taste

Steps

  1. In a very large skillet or Dutch oven, heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add the cauliflower rice to the pan and saute for 8-10 minutes until it starts to brown just a little. Sprinkle salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Turn down the heat to medium. Add the garlic and most of the green onions and cook for another 60 seconds while it gets fragrant.
  4. Add more olive oil to the pan. Stir in the chicken and artichoke hearts to heat thoroughly. 
  5. Add the spinach, another sprinkle of salt and pepper, stir and cover.
  6. Once the spinach is fully wilted, add the lemon juice, stir, taste and add additional salt, pepper or cayenne if you like.
  7. Top with the mozzarella and cover until melted.
  8. Serve with the remaining green onions and Parmesan cheese on top.

Notes:

  • You can sub frozen artichokes for canned, just give them some more time to heat in the pan.
  • For a creamier version of this dish, stir in a little plain Greek yogurt right before you add the Mozzarella cheese at the end.

Nutrition Information

Makes four servings. One serving contains approximately 285 calories, 14.3g fat, 8.3g carbs, and 32.7g protein. Recipe Courtesy of Anytime Fitness