Spinach & Artichoke Chicken


Inspired by artichoke dip, we made a creamy cheese topping to serve on quick-cooking chicken breast cutlets for an oh-so-satisfying meal.

Spinach & Artichoke Smothered Chicken
Photo: Dera Burreson
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed

  • ½ cup chopped canned artichoke hearts, rinsed

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 pound chicken cutlets

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Squeeze as much water from spinach as possible. Place in a medium bowl and add artichoke hearts, Monterey Jack, cream cheese and mayonnaise. Stir to combine.

  3. Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with pepper and salt. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or other broiler-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more.

  4. Top the chicken with the spinach mixture. Place the pan under the broiler and broil until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a cutlet registers 165°F and the topping is bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
23g Fat
6g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Vitamin A 8635IU 173%
Sodium 449mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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