Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken

After I made that decadent panini last week, I knew I wanted more of that spinach and artichoke goodness.

There’s really nothing that I don’t love about spinach and artichokes being mixed together.  Whether they’re coming together as dip or serving as toppings on pizza, they’re kind of amazing.

When I first moved to Colorado almost SEVEN years ago, my friend Jen came out to help me get settled in (thanks, Jennie!) and during her trip I whipped together a spinach and artichoke chicken that rocked our socks off.  It was creamy, delicious and I remember it having a WHOLE lotta mayonnaise.  Fast forward seven years, and I’ve never made an attempt to recreate this dish in a healthy manner until now.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

I’m so glad that I did!!!  I leaned on my friends at Laughing Cow Cheese to bring their wedged cheese deliciousness to the table… and to replace a lot of the creamy goodness that the mayonnaise delivered.  With the Laughing Cow added as my secret ingredient, I didn’t miss the extra mayo… not for a second!

This dish is not only incredibly flavorful, but the chicken comes out very tender through the process.  Try this one out for sure, and as usual, multiply the ingredients to make larger portions if you’re feeding a family or love leftovers…

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

1 4 oz. chicken breast

1 wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese – Light Swiss flavor

1 artichoke heart, chopped

2 Tbsp. diced onion

1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise

1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach

1 Tbsp. grated Asiago cheese

1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic (or 1 1/2 cloves)

cooking spray

salt

pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Add garlic, artichokes, and onion in a saute pan, coated with cooking spray.  Saute for 1-2 minutes.   Season with salt and pepper.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

3.  Add spinach to the pan, and sauté until wilted.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

4.  Remove your veggies to a bowl, and add your Laughing Cow Cheese and mayonnaise.  Stir to combine.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

5.  Place a piece of chicken in an oven-safe dish, sprayed with cooking spray.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Note:  I also added some crunchy Garlic Gold nuggets, because you can’t have too much garlic…

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

6.  Spread the “dip” on top of the chicken.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

7.  Top with the grated Asiago cheese.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

8.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, until the chicken is done and the top of the dish is browned.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

9.  Plate that chicken and enjoy!!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

Per entire recipe serving:

CAL 207; CARB 4g; FAT 9g; PROT 29g; FIB 0g; WW Points Plus: 5

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Comments

  1. Spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing a healthy version. I’ll definitely be making this for holiday parties.

  2. Stace says:

    I love when you share recipes! This looks so good and fairly easy. Thank you for sharing! Need to add it to our menu for next week.

  3. Kim says:

    This chicken looks delicious. I pinned it and might try it next week when my brother and his family are here!

  4. Mandy says:

    Awesome recipe, how yummy does this look!! eeek!

  5. Jen says:

    I think I will make it next week!!! I bet I fool my hubs! and really… it’s been 7 years??

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