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Spinach Artichoke Chicken makes for a simple, delicious meal that everyone will love.

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I made something I think you are going to simply love. This. Spinach Artichoke Chicken.

Oh my goodness gracious is it amazing! Think your favorite spinach artichoke dip all over the top of baked chicken.

Yeah, it really is out of this world.

There’s something so comforting about this spinach artichoke chicken that it has really become one of our favorite ways to eat chicken now. While the ingredients list doesn’t specify, I like to use lower fat ingredients for the topping such as part-skim mozzarella cheese, fat-free Greek yogurt, and a light mayonnaise. Of course, use what you prefer!

And luckily, it is one of the easiest things to make that you can think of!

You just place your chicken into a baking dish, then mix up your spinach artichoke topping and pour it on top. Bake it and then watch it disappear.

How simple is that?

The chicken turns out so flavorful and tender. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

It’s great to get kids to eat their vegetables, too.

Here’s the recipe for my Spinach Artichoke Chicken. It’s a keeper!

4.65 from 45 votes

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Recipe

Dinner 45 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 8
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Spinach Artichoke Chicken makes for a simple, delicious meal that everyone will love.

Ingredients  

  • olive oil spray
  • 8 chicken breasts
  • 1 (13.75-oz) can artichoke hearts packed in water drained
  • 10 oz frozen spinach thawed and squeezed
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray baking dish with olive oil nonstick baking spray.
  • Place chicken into baking dish. Salt and pepper chicken and then bake 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour on top of chicken. Bake 20-25 minutes.
  • Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 1013mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4329IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Amazing!! Beautiful picture and easy recipe…..you are right – how easy is that! Thanks Robyn. Have a great weekend!

    1. 5 stars
      I made this tonight it was so delicious!

      Everyone in my family had seconds and that doesn’t happen much ha ha.

      Thanks for the amazing recipe, it will definitely be made again and again

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my..seriously. You went ahead and put my favorite dip into a main dish!!!! OHHHH, this could be dangerous!

    1. Yeah…my favorite dip too!!!!! I will be in the kitchen putting this delish dish together real soon!!!!

  3. This is an amazing idea! I never thought to put spinach and artichoke dip over chicken. Not to mention I DIE for spinach and artichoke dip, so this is perfect. Thanks for the wonderful idea :).

  4. Spinach & artichoke dip is my alltime fave. I could JUST eat dip. Like with a spoon. I don’t even need crackers or bread 🙂 Looks awesome!

    1. This doesn’t specifiy but I assume if it only needs to back for 20 minutes that you cook the chicken first??????

    2. Read again. 🙂 It’s 15min for chicken alone, then another 20-25, so it’d be raw but not frozen chicken. Safe!

  5. What a fantastic recipe! Spinach and artichoke dip is one of our favorites, so I know we’ll love this as well.

  6. I’ve seen this pinned all over the place already, and I can see why! It looks awesome 🙂

    1. Come on over and I’ll get some ready for ya! I love a good dip so much that I turned it into an entree! 🙂

  7. Oh my goodness – these are a few of my favorite things: spinach, artichokes and chicken! Sounds simple and perfect – this is going to the top of my need-to-make list. Thanks Robyn and Happy New Year!

  8. Am making this for dinner tonight. My problem is always trying to figure out what to serve with meals. What do you normally serve with this?

    1. Hi Sharon,
      I hardly ever serve the same thing with it much, but we loved a crusty garlic bread, roasted carrots, and even a small side salad. Potatoes would also work well as you’ll want something to get all that goodness from the spinach and artichokes! That and the garlic bread work well for that.

    2. I was wondering what to serve for a side too! Potatoes sound perfect! Can’t wait to make this this week!

  9. Planning to make this tonight and bought all the ingredients this weekend. Do you think fresh baby spinach would work? And I have sour cream rather than yogurt since that is what I usually use in my spinach/artichoke dip recipe. Will it be as good as yours???

    1. Oh Kim! I think it will be delicious! I used the lighter greek yogurt to lighten up the recipe a bit, but definitely the sour cream should make it scrumptious!

    2. Great! I have reduced fat sour cream and low fat mayo…. I may even add some mushrooms to this as I have those in the fridge too. I plan to serve with steamed rice and roasted brussel sprouts! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Love your blog!

  10. Made this last night and it was a hit! I used sour cream instead of yogurt, fresh spinach that I steamed for a few minutes in the microwave first, and I add mushrooms and some crushed red pepper flakes for flavor. Oh and I love garlic so a bit more garlic too. Came out great and my husband couldn’t stop raving about it! thank you so much for sharing! It will now be a staple on my dinner menus!

  11. I’m making this tonight for my boyfriend and his mom:) I’m very excited! Can’t wait! I’m in love with spinach artichoke dips so Im sure i will love this!!! Thank you for coming up with it:)

  12. You might consider adding spaetzle to the bottom of the dish before adding the rest. I think it would make the dish even more delicious and complete.

  13. 5 stars
    I saw this recipe and it looked so good had to make it tonight! I didn’t have any shallots so I threw in a small onion, I didn’t have greek yogurt so I used sour cream, I didn’t have mozzarella cheese so I used monterrey jack and I used fresh spinach that I wilted in my steamer for a few minutes . It was amazing! I can’t wait to try it with the proper ingredients. 🙂

  14. It’s in the oven right now! I pounded out my chicken breasts to thin them out. Three large breasts then covered my large glass baking dish well. I can’t wait to try this!

  15. 4 stars
    I made this for the first time this week and everyone ate it up!! Even my kids. 🙂 It was nice to make something different that didn’t take too much time and wasn’t full of a million things I didn’t have at home already.

    1. I am so excited too make this tonight, I’m hoping my very picky eaters will fall in love with it. There were a couple gals who asked about what type of chicken was used … Step 2 has you bake the chicken for 15 minutes, then remove to PR spinach artichoke mixture over and return to oven for 20-25 minute, so you would definitely want to use raw chicken to start with. Hope that helps! Thanks Robyn!

  16. I can’t wait to go home and make this tonight. One of my favorite appetizers on chicken…so wrong it has to be right!

  17. I made this last night, very easy, used all the low fat mozz, etc, did add a little more mozz to the top before I put in the oven and it is absolutely delicious!!!! 😉

  18. I guess I am the only one who wants to know…do you use Chicken Breasts with bones & skin on…or do you use Boneless Chicken Breast. Since you cook the chicken first, I assume they are Breast with bones and skin.. Some are so big, I thought might have to cook more the 20-25 minutes 2nd cooking time.

  19. 4 stars
    It was delish! My husband said I could make it again. Next time I am leaving out the artichokes so all my kids will eat it. Thank you for sharing.

  20. 5 stars
    thought my grandbabies were going to eat this so i diced the chicken, mixed it all together lol, dumped in feta, mozerella & parm cheese….hubster loved it thanks and sorry for the changes but it was wonderful..i don’t think I went too far off the main recipe just had a bit of feta that i needed to use….great recipe

  21. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night and ate the leftovers today for lunch. FANTASTIC! The chicken is so juicy and tender and the spinach/artichoke mixture is amazing. Definitely a keeper!

  22. This is in the oven for dinner. Can’t wait! I also pounded my chicken breasts to make for quicker cooking. I sautéed onion, garlic, mushrooms, jarred artichokes and fresh spinach while the chicken was cooking. Then added the cheese, mayo and Greek yogurt. Mixed it all up and added a pinch of nutmeg right before spreading it over the chicken. I was also able to cut the additional cooking time in half.

    1. My favorite is a crusty garlic bread to scoop up any of the extra spinach artichoke “sauce” that I could! I’ve also served a fresh green salad, skillet potatoes, sliced tomatoes! Sooo good!

  23. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe tonight for dinner and it is delicious! I wanted to serve it with a side of wild rice, so added some extra mayo, yogurt and about 2/3 can of cream of chicken soup. The chicken was tender and the sauce was awesome! Thank-you for the great recipe! I pinned it so I can share with my friends!

  24. Absolutely hands down the best new meal that I have tried in a long time…the husband fully agreed. I served it with Uncle Ben’s wild rice. The crunchy nutty flavor of the rice was a perfect compliment to the chicken. Plus it was a cook and serve bag of rice…dinner was so easy and delicious. Many thanks – loved it!!!

  25. 5 stars
    This was great! Used to love making spinach artichoke dip but since I started eating lactopaleo I haven’t made it! I used too much chicken (3.25lbs) and the ratio was a bit off so next time I’ll make sure to use a bit less or add more spinach/artichoke! yum!

    1. I have made this twice now and it is a BIG hit with my picky family (when it comes to trying something new). I also served it to guests and they took about 3 servings so I know they loved it.
      I slightly wilted fresh spinach the first time and used fresh ‘unwilted’ the second. Great both times.
      Thank you for the recipe!

  26. Made this last night and it was a hit! I used bone-in thighs and cooked them for 25 minutes before adding the dip ingredients. Loved it!

  27. How can I make this for one to two people? Im just learning how to cook…my bf wont probably eat this but I want to.

  28. 5 stars
    I have a question. I’m making this tonight for my family. I was wondering, if I were to bake the chicken like you say, then slice it, and make a layer of the dip on the bottom, then the chicken evenly spread out, then another layer of the dip, would it ruin it?

  29. 4 stars
    What a great idea – thanks for the recipe! I liked it just the way it is, but since I have a hubby and 4 kids, rarely do we come to a consensus. Usually someone has something to suggest.

    Next time (oh, there will be a next time!), I will saute the shallots to soften them a bit first. I will add a bit more “wet” ingredients, or just up the amount of greek yogurt. Hubby felt it wasn’t salty enough, but BOO on him because the rest of us don’t have that “need”. 🙂

    I enjoyed preparing AND eating it – thank you! All of us enjoyed it, though I can barely count the hubby since he busted out a bag of tortilla chips and dug in. LOL

  30. 5 stars
    This artichoke spinach chicken was fabulous. Just made it tonight n the only thing I added was alittle crushed red pepper.great recipe

  31. 4 stars
    We made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I do have a few questions: What do you mean by 8 chicken breasts? Some people consider one chicken one breast, while others consider that two breasts. How many pounds of chicken, really? How small do you cut the pieces. I think maybe our pieces were too large, because by the allotted time the chicken was still raw. So we put it back in the oven for 22 minutes.
    I will make it again, because the taste was amazing!

    Wishing you a terrific week… 🙂

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    1. Each chicken has two breast, just like women do. Did you cook the chicken by itself for 15 minutes, then added the sauce then cook for another 22 minutes?

  32. Hi this looks fab! Was curiois if i could xnay the mayo & double the greek yogurt? Or would that not work
    At all? Thank you!

    1. I’ve not tried it that way, Jessica so I can’t say what the final result would be. However, it is definitely worth a try!

  33. 4 stars
    HI! I just wanted to let you know that I shared this with my readers after making it, and linked it back to you! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  34. Prepping this recipe for dinner tonight .. exactly as it was in the recipe !!!!
    I’m amazed how people want to change it and ask if they can do this instead of ????

    Just make it the way it was stated!!!!

    Sorry for venting, but it seems every blog has someone asking if they can change it!!

    I love all the ingredients so I’m sure I’ll be making this over and over !!

    Thank you Robyn !!!

    1. 5 stars
      MAMY people have allergies, dietary restrictions, are trying too eat healthier, ETC. Variations are a good thing, that’s what cooking is all about!!

  35. This sounds wonderful! Definitely going to try it tomorrow night. Do you know if you could freeze leftovers? Thanks!

  36. Thanks for the recipe! It was good. I just filled the bottom of my baking pan with one layer of frozen chicken tenders, but next time will add another layer. Not that I couldn’t eat the sauce plain…but it makes me feel better if I’m at least eating some lean protein with it!

  37. 4 stars
    Made this tonight with sour cream instead of yogurt. Even my husband, who HATES mayo and sour cream, loved it! He said he’d like it if I made it again. Next time I’ll add more cheese since I’m a cheeseaholic ^_^

  38. 5 stars
    Just made and served this for dinner and think it’s quite tasty! I did make subs based on what I had available. Used thin sliced chicken breast cutlets, sour cream instead of greek yogurt, mayo, added 1/3 cup cream cheese, 2 small jars marinated artichoke hearts, 1 square pkg frozen chopped spinach, shredded Italian cheese blend, onion instead of shallots. garlic and garlic powder, and lots of extra parmesan! After cooking the cutlets alone, I kept the natural juices in with the chicke when I added spinach mixture cause we like saucy dishes and needed a bit extra sauce for the ziti I was serving it over! I give 4.5 stars!! Thanks for such an easy 1 pan recipe!!

  39. This recipe was delicious! I made it for myself using 2 chicken breasts which meant the toppings dominated. Although, I do have a small stomach and this is a RICH recipe, I could only finish half of a chicken breast and the only side I made to pair with this meal was stuffing (which I also did not finish). Next time I think I will cut the mayo, yogurt, and cheese ingredients in half.

    Thank you for the recipe!

  40. Still wondering about how much chicken. Is it boneless or bone in? Is it whole breast or split breast? Does sound good. Thanks

    1. Hi Pat,
      I usually use 8 chicken breasts for this recipe. Sometimes, I’ve used bone in, but I generally prefer to use boneless.

      Hope you enjoy it!

  41. 4 stars
    Overall we loved it. Thought it needed a little something so I added a little lemon juice which I think was exactly what it needed. Will be making this again! Thank you for a great recipe!

  42. 4 stars
    This recipe had been printed and posted at my gym as a healthy recipe and when I keyed it in to Weight Watchers (Recipe Builder) it is actually not too bad…about 8 points on the current plan. It is really easy and delicious. I used small sized chicken breasts to control portions and light mayo. I also added more garlic than it called for because we love garlic. Everything else was followed as listed in the recipe. We served it over whole wheat spaghetti noodles. Delicious!

    1. Thanks so much, Chris for your comment. I appreciate your updating about the Weight Watchers points, too! Great info!

      Thanks,
      Robyn xo

  43. 5 stars
    This was AWESOME! Did tweak some things as that is my nature when it comes to recipes…I used only 6 chicken breasts, 1 small container of greek yogurt (NO MAYO), added a can of tomotoes with green chillies, changed the shallots to a yellow onion and added some red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. Tossed it all into the crockpot on low for 7-8 hours and shredded it when it was done. DELICIOUS! Will be doing this one again!

  44. 4 stars
    So my family absolutely gobbled this up! My only question is what is the consistency of the sauce/covering supposed to be? When I mixed it all together there was definitely no pouring involved. I used a spatula to spread the topping. I thought it would have been a bit more pourable (is that a word? lol). Thoughts?

  45. 4 stars
    Veprery good reciepe. Except I tweeked mine a bit. I used boiled or rotersarie chicken and added red potatoes. super delicious. I aslo added a cup Of canola oil mayo and another cup of yogart and added some lemon juice. I also cooked the spinach in garlic and onion before mixing it together. So pleased and so glad I found Ur recipe. 🙂

  46. 4 stars
    I used about 2.5 lbs. of chicken tenders. I would probably top with a little more cheese next time I make it. Would be easy to make the topping ahead of time, then assemble and bake near dinner time.

  47. 4 stars
    Just made this. I used a cut up chicken and baked 35 mins before adding sauce. Served with noodles that I topped with creamy vegetables and the sauce/fat from the bottom of the pan. Yummy! My husband loved it, and although he never complains, his stepmother is practically a gourmet cook, so there’s a very high standard. Lol. Next time I’ll add sliced mushrooms to the sauce. Thanks. This one is a keeper!

  48. I have made this many times and it always turns out DELICIOUS! Super simple but doesn’t taste like it. I always add chopped onion and minced garlic, serve over rice, and add plenty of Tapatio to my bowl.I change up the cheese depending on what I have in the fridge and it always comes out super tastey and sometimes I use fresh spinach and other times frozen. Both work. I am going to try over pasta tonight because I am in the mood for something carby.

  49. 5 stars
    This was amazing!! My daughter and I just made this and we LOVED IT! We added a little more yogurt and cheese and we also added a little chili powder, fresh broccoli and Fresh zucchini. OMG!! Soooo good.

  50. I am making this tonight. I am using thighs with bone in. Also just greek yogurt no mayo. I’ll let you know how good it is.

  51. 4 stars
    Tried this tonight but did not have time to make it from scratch so we cheated – (makes enough for 2) 1 lb package of chicken tenderloins, 1 box T.G.I. Friday’s Spinach & Artichoke Cheese Dip. Preheat oven 375. Spray bottom of small glass casserole dish. Place chicken in bottom. Heat dip in microwave for 2-3 minutes just so not frozen. Stir and pour over chicken. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes (oven times vary) Was actually very good – next time we are going to make this from scratch – my daughter suggested that if we buy enough of the ingredients we could put them together and freeze them to make several dishes. Even the chicken maybe buy thighs and cut the meat off the bone into strips and freeze. Our cheater method cost us about $5 per person including a side vegetable.

  52. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight and its delicious! Used four pieces of chicken with the full sauce recipe, ended up being the perfect amount. Added mushrooms and tomatoes, fresh spinach sauteed in 3 cloves of garlic. Baked all at once. It was so good my mother in law said she wanted to lick the pan clean!

  53. 5 stars
    We’re making this tonight for the third time. This is a delicious dish and very easy to make. We’ve used chicken breasts and chicken tenders, and prefer the tenders. Because we never have greek yogurt on hand, we use a mix of mayo and sour cream and it turns out perfectly. Thanks for the great recipe!

  54. 5 stars
    I thought I made that up! Lol. I’m making it next Friday as the only way to keep my fiancée and son out of the dip I’m making for my family Christmas next Saturday. Lol. Was planning on making it into a sandwich.
    Could also make it into a quesasilla. So many possibilities.

  55. 5 stars
    This recipe is a winner!!!! The only thing I’d do differently is to cut up the chicken, otherwise delish! Lots of leftovers for lunches, too!

  56. I made this today and it was awesome! It is a keeper–although, I goofed and bought fresh spinach instead of frozen. I just sauté it in a little olive oil & coarsely chopped. It was great! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!

  57. 5 stars
    This is fabulous. I added mushrooms. I baked potatoes on the side for those who wanted to pour the spinach cheese artichoke sauce. Love it

  58. Congrats on this recipe still circulating Pinterest! BIG Question for anyone who knows artichokes. I found this recipe because I know I will be getting fresh artichokes in my Farmers box this week.

    Should I boil the artichokes first before I prepare the recipe? I’ve never had fresh artichokes in my kitchen before.. SOS

    Looking forward to trying this out!

  59. 3 stars
    Though it adds an extra step, you really need to sautee the onions and garlic first to soften the flavors. Otherwise, almost tastes like chunks of raw onion and garlic in it. otherwise, great recipe.

    1. When you made the chicken artichoke- spinach casserole did you cut the raw chicken in pieces first or cook the breasts whole? 8 chicken breasts seems like a lot. Is that what you used?

    2. 4 stars
      I added potatoes (steamed in the microwave til done) added 1 cup of mayo and greek yogart. Also added some lemon juice.. omg so delicious. If you like sour anyway. So glad i found this recipe. Years ago sams club sold (freezer isle) something similar to this but with potatoes and we fell in love. But you know how it usually goes, they stop selling things that you really like. Anyway followed this direction with baking times and the recipe. Just added a couple of ingredients. Thank you for sharing this. Its delicous!

    3. Hi Mela,
      It sounds delicious with the potatoes! I’m so happy you enjoy this! Thanks so much! xo

    4. 5 stars
      Love this recipe! I make double the amount of spinach dip so we have leftovers for football games!

  60. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was a hit with the whole family. I was out of parm, so I increased the mozzarella. Next time I’ll make sure I have the parm, because I think it will make it even better! I do think sauteing the shallots and garlic would add a nice depth to the dish, but I didn’t have time and it was very good. I’ll definitely make this again.

  61. So could you use fresh spinach and wilt it while sauteing the onion and garlic? I’m not a fan of the taste of frozen spinach.

    1. One and half pounds of raw spinach will cook down to one and a half cups and it’s good this way @

  62. I used a whole rotisserie chicken, mixed everything together and baked till heated through. I agree that sautéing the garlic and shallots next time would make the dish even better. But everyone gobbled it up regardless! It will definitely be a regular at our house!

    1. Hi Mary,
      You can go to a site such as caloriecount.com and input the recipe ingredients and quantities. I hope this helps. Thanks so much!

  63. Great dish! I also sautéed the shallots and the garlic. This is a regular in our dinner rotation. Thank you!

  64. 5 stars
    This is an easy delicious recipe. I used what was on hand, and it was awesome. I evened the thickness out of one large chicken breast. Added salt and pepper and baked for 15 minutes in a parchment lined pan. Mixed together half a small jar of artichoke hearts, a large handful of raw spinach chopped fine, some mayo, parm, cream cheese, and Mrs Dash herb and garlic seasoning. Turned the chicken over, topped with the mix, then topped with more parm. Cooked for 20 minutes. Rested for 5 minutes. Yummy!! The chicken is moist and really really tasty.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this spinach artichoke chicken, Kathy! Isn’t it just tender and tasty! One of our favorites!

    1. You can use that Maria or I like to use a sprayer that holds my own olive oil. Thanks so much!

  65. I was wondering if this could be made ahead of time and frozen to be thawed and reheated? Or partially cooked and then frozen to be finished cooking after thawed? Although this doesn’t seem too time consuming, I’m trying to assemble some hassle free freezer meals ahead of time with baby #2 coming in about a month and didn’t know if it would come out as good this way as the original sounds!

    1. Absolutely! It makes a great freezer meal. Congratulations on your new baby! Such a blessing! xo

    1. Melissa, I have served this with garlic bread, roasted carrots, and side salad as well as rice, potatoes, or pasta. Hope this helps.

    2. 5 stars
      This is a family favorite and on regular rotation. I use about 1.5 pounds of cut up chicken and the 15 oz bag of frozen spinach to make it more of a casserole. It’s my go-to for houseguests because everyone loves it.

  66. 5 stars
    I did 1/2 as much chicken cut up into bite sized pieces and the same amount of everything else === delicious!!! plus leftovers for hubbies dinner and lunches for me to take to work… gonna definately do this one again