Chicken Artichoke Recipe – Who doesn’t love chicken smothered in a creamy spinach and artichoke cream sauce? While a total crave-worthy comfort food, this dairy-filled dish isn’t exactly what we’d consider a healthy recipe (click here to learn why we avoid dairy).
Because of this, I’ve put a totally new spin on this classic dinner recipe! Just as creamy and delicious, but without all the tummy upset that normally follows. My Chicken Artichoke Recipe is gluten and dairy-free, as well as being Whole30, paleo, AIP, and SCD! Want a clean eating recipe that will seriously make you question if what you’re eating is healthy? Keep reading!
Chicken Artichoke Recipe
While many recipes require a total health makeover that requires a lot of creativity, this Chicken Artichoke Recipe only needed a few easy swaps to clean it up! That’s because to make the perfect chicken artichoke recipe, you need only a few staple ingredients. These ingredients really boil down to cream, chicken, artichokes, spinach, and spices.
Having been dairy-free for many years now, I’ve had lots of time to experiment with alternatives to milk, cream, and cheese. Personally, I find coconut cream to be the perfect dairy-free (and nut-free for those avoiding nuts) alternative to cream! Rich and creamy in flavor, coconut cream is the perfect neutral base for any sweet or savory recipe where cream is needed.
After replacing the cream, creating my own healthy Chicken Artichoke Recipe from scratch really just required some trial and error until I found the perfect flavor that I loved best.
How to Use Artichokes
Artichokes can be found in numerous recipes here on Clean Cuisine, and for good reason! Artichokes, while often thought of has a vegetable, are botanically a thistle. They’re an excellent source of numerous vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, K, folate, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Click here to read more about the benefits of artichokes!
Not only are artichokes incredibly nutrient-dense, but they’re also very versatile, and can be used in a wide array of different types of recipes. Here are just a few of our favorite recipes using artichokes here at Clean Cuisine:
Spinach Artichoke Dip: Who doesn’t love spinach artichoke dip? It’s an all time favorite! This Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe is vegan, paleo, and a dip everyone can enjoy!
Easy Marinated Artichoke Recipe: You’ll be amazed at how many different uses you’ll find for this easy marinated artichoke recipe! It’s become a refrigerator staple in our house. Use it in pasta dishes, add it to salads, puree it into a sauce and much more!
Easy Artichoke Bruschetta Recipe: Want a fun, fast appetizer guaranteed to be a hit with everyone at the party? Make bruschetta!
The Best Cookware
You can choose clean foods all day long, but true clean eating begins with clean cookware! Unfortunately, most people today are using very toxic cookware, such as non-stick coated, teflon cookware that are most definitely leaching toxins into their foods. That’s why we love sticking to 100% Ceramic Cookware, stoneware (for baking), or cast iron!
While all are great choices, personally, I’ve been loving cast iron lately for the quick cook time, and ability to retain heat, and easily and perfectly crisp my food. Cast iron is a great option for non-toxic, non-stick cookware. It actually becomes more non-stick overtime as you continually season it (here’s how to season your cast iron).
If you’ve never owned cast iron before, Pampered Chef offers great 10″ and 12″ Cast Iron Skillets for easy, non-toxic, and non-stick cooking!
Ready for all the details on how to make this delicious dish on your own? Keep reading!
Chicken Artichoke Recipe
This dairy and gluten-free Chicken Artichoke Recipe is smothered in a creamy spinach and artichoke cream sauce!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1 pound pastured chicken thighs
- 1.5 cups coconut cream
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt, plus more to taste
- 12 ounces artichoke hearts, frozen or canned
- 2 cups fresh spinach, packed
- Avocado oil, enough to sear chicken
- Begin by heating a thin layer of avocado oil in a skillet on medium heat, and add chicken thighs.
- Sear chicken, around 5 minutes on each side.
- Turn burner to a medium/low heat, and add in coconut cream, artichoke hearts, spinach, minced garlic, and salt. Cover, and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until artichokes are thawed, spinach is wilted, and chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove skillet from heat, and serve dish warm. Enjoy!
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