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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

This creamy spinach and artichoke chicken is quick, delicious and easy! It can be made all in one skillet or use two if you want it finished as quick as possible. It's low carb and perfect for keto but you can also add some sides or noodles if others in your family would like more carbs. Get ready to indulge in the perfect marriage of tender chicken, quick cooking spinach and light artichokes all brought together by a luscious cheese sauce.

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Skillet

This skillet dish is not just a feast for your taste buds but also a time-saver in the kitchen. With minimal prep and cleanup required, it's perfect for busy weeknights when you crave something hearty yet hassle-free. The vibrant hues of green from the spinach and artichokes along with red cherry tomatoes add a pop of color to your dinner table while providing essential nutrients.

The magic happens as the ingredients mingle together, creating a symphony of flavors that will have you coming back for seconds. Whether you're cooking for yourself or entertaining guests, this spinach and artichoke chicken is sure to be a hit every time.

Is this Dish Healthy?

Is spinach and artichoke chicken healthy? As usual, this depends on your definition of healthy! This dish features no processed items and packs a good amount of protein. If you've been watching any of my videos or listening to the podcast, you'll know that I've been focused on getting more protein for a few years now. Muscle is so important to your long term health and one of the best ways you can protect it is to get the optimal amount of protein every day.

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce

Viagra Pepper

The sauce for this spinach and artichoke chicken is made from one simple ingredient: cream cheese. I can't believe I've never posted my spinach and artichoke dip yet, but the ingredients are very similar.

I don't call for it here, but my favorite addition to spinach artichoke dip is some crushed red pepper. I like to use the “viagra” (Calabrian) variety straight from Italy (buy online here.) I've seen these all over Italy and definitely got a giggle the first time I saw them, prompting several photographs, of course.

I can't attest to the “Viagra” quality, but they do taste way better than the ones we get here in the states! If you like some heat in your food, I definitely recommend adding a sprinkle of Calabrian pepper to this dish.

What to Serve With Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

Looking for the perfect accompaniments to serve alongside your delicious spinach artichoke chicken? If we're keeping it keto, this dish is already perfect as is with a good amount of protein and vegetables. Everything in this dish is naturally low carb.

However, you could pair this with a simple side of fluffy white rice or buttery mashed potatoes if there are those in your family who eat more carbs. The neutral flavors will complement the rich and flavorful chicken perfectly.

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

For a lighter option and still keeping it low carb, consider serving a crisp green salad tossed with a zesty vinaigrette dressing. The fresh greens will provide a refreshing contrast to the creamy texture of the main dish.

If your'e not keto, consider adding some crusty bread or dinner rolls for sopping up any leftover sauce on your plate. And don't forget to pour yourself a glass of chilled white wine or sparkling water with lemon slices for a refreshing beverage option.

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, or thighs, cut into 1" pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 4 ounces cream cheese


  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat half of the olive oil.
  • If using only one pan, cook the chicken first, seasoned with salt and pepper then remove from pan and set aside. Alternatively, you should cook the chicken in a second pan while the vegetables cook.
  • In a second skillet with the other half of the olive oil, cook the onion until soft.
  • Add spinach and garlic powder, cook for about a minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir to combine, cook until spinach is fully wilted.
  • Add the artichokes to the spinach mixture.
  • Add cream cheese to the vegetables and allow to heat slightly before stirring.
  • Place the chicken into the vegetable mixture and stir to combine. If the chicken has been set aside, keep it in the pan for an additional minute to allow the chicken to reheat.



This dish requires two pans if you want the quickest cooking time. However, if you prefer less mess, simply cook the chicken first and set aside.


Serving: 1peopleCalories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 29gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 791mgPotassium: 981mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gCalcium: 113mgIron: 3mgNet Carbohydrates: 6g

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