Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa Recipe

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Florence Gauthier Modified: March 24, 2022
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa Recipe

How To Make Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa

Buttery and creamy, this luscious chicken quinoa dish is packed with healthy bites of spinach and artichoke, for a belly-filling dinner meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½cupquinoa,uncooked
  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • cupred bell pepper,finely chopped
  • 1cupartichoke hearts,roughly chopped
  • 2cupsfresh spinach,roughly chopped
  • cupmilk
  • ½tspchicken bouillon powder
  • ¾tspItalian seasoning
  • ¾tsponion powder
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupplain Greek yogurt
  • 2cupchicken,shredded, cooked
  • ¾cupItalian cheese blend,shredded

For Topping:

  • ½cuppanko bread crumbs
  • ½tspdried parsley
  • ½tspgarlic seasonin,or ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • butter spray,or ½ tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions.

  2. Melt butter in a large, oven-safe, skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bell pepper, artichokes and spinach and cook for a few minutes until the spinach is wilted. Stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Gradually whisk in the milk. Add the chicken bouillon powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper and stir until well combined.

  4. Cook until thickened and creamy, stirring occasionally, then stir in the Greek yogurt, shredded chicken, cooked quinoa and cheese. Stir until combined and the cheese is melted.

  5. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Top with Panko bread crumbs, parsley and garlic seasoning, then spray top with butter spray.

  6. Place in the oven and broil for a few minutes or until the bread crumbs are toasted.

  7. Remove from oven, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 549.98kcal
  • Fat: 31.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.63g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.41g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.74g
  • Fiber: 5.92g
  • Sugar: 7.51g
  • Protein: 30.53g
  • Cholesterol: 108.45mg
  • Sodium: 401.89mg
  • Calcium: 386.66mg
  • Potassium: 764.02mg
  • Iron: 3.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 290.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.17mg
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