If you love warm spinach and artichoke dip, then you'll love that we turned this classic dip into a creamy pasta dish with chicken. And here's what's almost as good as the flavor of this comforting dish: the fact that this healthy dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare.

Carolyn Casner
EatingWell.com, July 2021

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Credit: Jamie Vespa

Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

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  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F. Transfer to a plate.

  • Combine spinach and water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese and milk to the pan; stir until the cream cheese is melted. Add Parmesan, garlic powder and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, whisking, until thickened and bubbling. Add artichokes and the cooked pasta; toss to combine.

  • Divide the pasta mixture among 4 bowls. Thinly slice each chicken breast and arrange on top of the pasta. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan, if desired.

Tip

If you can find frozen artichoke hearts, they also work well in this recipe. Thaw before using.

Nutrition Facts

527 calories; fat 14g; cholesterol 109mg; sodium 721mg; carbohydrates 56g; dietary fiber 8g; protein 42g; sugars 6g; niacin equivalents 11mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 2861IU; potassium 776mg.
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