Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce Recipe

Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce Recipe

How To Make Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce

Skillet chicken has golden brown pan-seared chicken breasts that are topped with a creamy spinach and artichoke sauce with parmesan.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 18 minutes
Total: 33 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4boneless skinless chicken breasts,(6 oz)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • tbspolive oil
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tbspflour
  • 5ozfresh spinach,rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 14ozartichoke quarters,drained and chopped
  • cupsmilk
  • 4ozneufchatel cheese,diced into small cubes
  • cupparmesan cheese,finely shredded
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • red pepper flakes,optional

Instructions

  1. Pound chicken to an even thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. Season both sides with salt and pepper. 

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes until golden brown on bottom. 

  3. Rotate chicken to the opposite side and continue to cook for about 5 minutes more until chicken is golden brown on bottom and center registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Transfer chicken to a plate, cover with foil to keep warm.

  4. Melt butter in same skillet used to cook chicken over medium heat. Add garlic and flour and cook 30 seconds then add in spinach and artichokes and saute for about 1 minute until spinach has wilted. 

  5. Pour in milk, while scraping up browned bits from the bottom. 

  6. Add in Neufchatel cheese and parmesan, season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook and stir until mixture has thickened slightly and cheeses have melted. 

  7. Stir in sour cream then return chicken to skillet. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 686.04kcal
  • Fat: 33.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.51g
  • Fiber: 6.66g
  • Sugar: 6.44g
  • Protein: 75.76g
  • Cholesterol: 258.33mg
  • Sodium: 1293.10mg
  • Calcium: 388.16mg
  • Potassium: 1683.88mg
  • Iron: 3.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 389.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.40mg
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