Our spinach artichoke chicken is a super fast dinner that comes together in practically no time with canned artichokes and frozen spinach.
It’s a delicious take on an all-time party favorite! Except, instead of the saucy consistency that you get with the dip version, our casserole recipe creates a thick coating that sticks to the top of the chicken and doesn’t run. It’s hearty and totally mouthwatering.
If you decide to use fresh instead of frozen spinach, dry the leaves in a salad spinner before adding them to the cream cheese.
spinach artichoke chicken recipe
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 2 1/2 lbs
- salt and pepper
- 13.75 oz can artichoke hearts
- 4 oz cream cheese, regular or reduced-fat, room temperature
- 10 oz box spinach, defrosted
- 5.3 oz container plain Greek yogurt, 2/3 cup
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, or Monterey jack cheese, grated
- red pepper, crushed, optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9" x 13" casserole dish with cooking spray. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and pepper and lay them in the casserole dish.
- Drain artichoke hearts in a colander, pressing to remove as much liquid as possible, then chop them coarsely and scatter them on top of and around chicken breasts.
- In a separate bowl, stir cream cheese until no lumps remain. Drain spinach in a colander and press very firmly to remove as much liquid as possible. Chop spinach coarsely and stir it into cream cheese.
- Add Greek yogurt, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese then stir until completely combined. If mixture is extremely thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk to achieve a thick, but spreadable consistency. (This will largely depend on how well the spinach was drained and what type of cream cheese you’ve used.)
- Spoon spinach mixture across the top of the chicken. (The spinach mixture will spread as it bakes.) Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella or Monterey jack cheese and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.
- Bake 35–40 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbly and chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest 5 minutes before serving.
The most important thing is to make sure that your artichokes and spinach are well-drained. Too much excess moisture could mess with your overall consistency.