Skillet Chicken with Artichokes & Lemon is a simple, delicious and fast weeknight meal packed with so much flavor. Healthy and hearty, you’re going to love it!
Hello! It’s been a minute since I’ve been on. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and were able to spend it with at least some of your family and/or friends.
Whatever you did, I hope there was at least some fabulous food involved. I honestly think the food is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. What about you?
I was glad to say goodbye to 2020. We really don’t know if 2021 is going to be any better, but I am going to do my best to try and help make it better.
If you’re one of those people who sets the new year’s revolution to eat better, then I’ve got your back today.
I first made this Skillet Chicken with Artichokes & Lemon several months ago, but never got around to sharing it with the holidays and 12 Days of Sugar.
I am seriously in love with this! It’s fresh, simple, hearty and tastes amazing. My husband and I love it over spaghetti squash, but you can also serve it over your favorite cooked pasta.
It’s one of those meals that is so simple to throw together last minute when you’re in a pinch.
This dish is super versatile:
- If you don’t love spinach, you could use arugula or mixed greens.
- If artichoke hearts aren’t your thing, leave them out.
- If you’re not a fan of feta cheese, you could use shredded Mozarella or fresh cut into chunks. If you don’t love cheese, leave it off.
- Adjust the amount of lemon juice to your liking. I suggest starting off with less because you can always add more if you want the lemon flavor stronger.
- This is so delicious over spaghetti squash or any of your favorite cooked pasta. It’s also delicious on it’s own. You could even put it on a baked potato.
This is the perfect meal to start of the new year healthy!
Skillet Chicken with Artichokes & Lemon
- 1 tablespoon canola or avocado oil
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
- 1 jar (14 oz) marinated artichoke, drained
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or more if you like)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 cup Feta cheese (plus more for garnish, if desired)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cooked spaghetti squash or cooked pasta of your choice
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the chicken pieces and season with a little salt & pepper. Cook until chicken is no longer pink and cooked all the way through. Drain any liquid.
- Add the artichoke hearts, minced garlic, and fresh lemon juice. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking for a few more minutes, until heated through, gently stirring.
- Add the cherry tomatoes and feta cheese and toss gently. Remove from the heat and stir in the baby spinach,
- Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
- Serve over pasta or baked spaghetti squash and garnish with more feta cheese.
Recipe Source: Adapted just slightly from Boys Ahoy.
Loved this! So delicious. Kids even liked it. The spgahetti squash was a surprise to me, but we loved it! It will be part of our regular dinner rotation. Thanks for another great meal idea!
Thanks Melanie! I’m so glad you loved this. My cute neighbor made it the other night and brought me a plate of it because she wanted to see if hers tasted as good as when I make it. I was so excited because I hadn’t made it in awhile and it sure hit the spot. She and her husband loved it too. Thanks for letting me know you made this.
I made this for a Sunday dinner and it was great!!
I didn’t add the artichokes and it was still delicious.