This delicious Spinach Artichoke Chicken Breasts recipe is an easy and healthy way to combine nutritious vegetables into a hearty meal. Start by seasoning four boneless chicken breasts with salt and pepper then heating olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, adding onion and cooking for five minutes before adding garlic for another minute. Place the chicken breasts in the center and turn the heat to medium-high for about 6-7 minutes per side or until cooked through. Add white wine or chicken broth, oregano, the drained and quartered artichoke hearts, and spinach before sprinkling with Parmesan cheese.
The spinach and artichoke sauce is not only tasty but provides some health benefits. spinach is high in nutrition and loaded with vitamins A, B, C and K while artichoke is packed full of antioxidants and makes an excellent source of dietary fibre. Serve the chicken with the spinach and artichoke sauce spooned over and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese to make a fulfilling and healthy meal.
Spinach Artichoke Chicken Breasts
- 4 boneless chicken breasts, about 4 ounces each
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
- 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Push the onion and garlic to the sides of the pan, and place the chicken breasts in the center of the pan.
Turn the heat up to medium-high, and cook the chicken for 6-7 minutes per side, or until it is cooked through. Add the wine or chicken broth, oregano, and artichoke hearts and bring to a simmer. Add the spinach and allow to cook for a minute or two, until wilted. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Serve the chicken with the spinach and artichoke sauce spooned over the top, and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.