Healthy Dinner Day #6!: Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

Healthy Dinner Day #6!: Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

Healthy Dinner Day #6!: Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

 

We’ve reached Day 6!  

Can it be true?  

I’m truly exhausted, how about you?  

 

Oh for goodness sakes, now I’m sounding like Dr. Seuss. Suffice it to say, this week I’ve learned several life lessons: dishes do not clean themselves, Johnny, the bagger boy at the grocery store, does not completely comprehend that a gallon of milk will turn a loaf of white bread into a bag of tortillas, lickety split, if packed on top of it, and folks love their soups and crockpot dishes. Even better yet, soup in a crockpot. Therefore, I present to you the final healthy meal of the week: a stew-like meal in nothing other than a crockpot.  

I have to confess, with the boys home all day yesterday and it being -167 degrees outside, I didn’t venture out to the grocery store until about 2:00 in the afternoon, at which point the temperature was still colder than it is, at times, on Mars. (FACT! Look it up if you think I’m just being my nonsensical self.) Therefore, this chicken dish wasn’t ready until 9:00 that night, at which point I was ready for bed. We had already eaten a different dinner by then, but we now have a delicious supper that’s good to go for tonight. I actually doubled the recipe so I could squirrel half away in the freezer for some day when I only have enough time to heat something up.

If you like spinach artichoke dip, you’re going to devour this meal. And talk about pulling something together fast; the prep is effortless!

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Recipe adapted from: Dash of Reality

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1.5 lbs of boneless skinless chicken thighs or legs
2 cloves garlic – chopped
1 8oz can of artichoke heart quarters in brine 
¼ cup fat-free, low sodium chicken stock 
Juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons of pickled jalapeños diced (optional)
⅓ cup plain greek yogurt
¼ cup parmesan
2 cups low-fat shredded mozzarella
1 package frozen creamed spinach (thawed)

I also added one large, sliced onion

Ingredients for a double batch: one for now, and a frozen, pre-cooked one in reserve.

 

Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Ingredients

 

Instructions:
Add chicken, garlic, stock, onion, and the artichoke hearts with their liquid to the slow cooker.

 

Ready to cook

 

Cook on low for 5 hours.
Turn crockpot on high and add remaining ingredients to the cooked chicken. Cook for 30 minutes. Stir to combine. Serve over rice or pasta.

 

Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

 

Okay, time for me to get ready to go make sleeveless dresses for my girls in foreign lands. I’m shivering at the mere thought of it!

Let me know which healthy dish of the week your family enjoyed the most! 

For other healthy dish options, click HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE.  The possibilities abound . . .  

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Written by Becky


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12 Comments
  • Dave Felleti says:

    Becky,
    I’m not cook nor do I play one on TV, but I just made your Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Chicken dish. It was a huge hit with the family. It was very easy to make and your instructions were perfect.
    I promised my wife I would learn to cook and this is a great start towards that promise.
    Thank you for a wonderful dish.

    The next dish that I’m going to try is the Crockpot Parmesan Sandwiches.

    I anticipate another great success.

    • Becky says:

      That made me laugh, Dave! I’m tickled that you made and enjoyed the artichoke and spinach dish. However, I really hope you threw in a bit of kale for Steph’s eating enjoyment. The crockpot chicken parm. is a wonderful next step. I ran into Christian at the school the other day, and he said you guys made one of the recipes. So glad to hear a report from the actual chef, though! Keep up the cooking and I’ll keep feeding you recipes! BTW, you didn’t go to the spam file. (Shh! Don’t tell Steph. She’ll be all miffed and stuff.) (Hi Steph!)

      • Dave Felleti says:

        Yeah, I told him to use his own e-mail address because you had flagged me as spam so he had to go ‘incognito’.

        Yes, we have made the Asian Chicken and the Spinach Artichoke Chicken. The crockpot is my favorite kitchen appliance and now Dave is learning to use it too – yahoo!

        Steph

        • Becky says:

          Sorry to say, Steph, but this reply went to the spam file.

          No, seriously though, I read your reply when we were eating breakfast in Walker Bros. just now, and everyone was wondering what I was laughing at. I swear there is no great spam conspiracy going on. I also have researched how to get someone’s email off of the spam list and back into my pc’s good graces, but to no avail. All I ended up learning was that the more times I tell my pc you’re not a spammer, the more likely you will be released from your “blog comment time-out status” . . . eventually.

  • Audrey Spoerlein says:

    Hi Becky,
    I have to confess that I feel guilty making all these recipes that took time for you to find and make. I love cooking but don’t always take the time to find new recipes.
    This week I made your shrimp and orzo and it was a big hit. Almost sent you a photo of the empty pan!!! Have made your chiptole chicken and several desserts. I have been trying to make Luke’s favorite dishes before he leaves me tomorrow back to Iowa. I will be trying all your others over these next weeks.
    So enjoy your blog,
    Audrey

    • Becky says:

      Audrey, so nice to hear from you! I’m so glad the shrimp and orzo was a hit. It’s probably my favorite of the lot. Oops! I wasn’t going to reveal that quite yet though, but that cat just jumped right out of the bag, didn’t it? Sorry your heartstrings are being tugged by Luke going back. It must be really hard.

    • Warren Goercke says:

      Becky, I made a double batch of the artichoke chicken recipe today as we had all the ingredients in the house. Needless to say, the gang enjoyed the meal. Karen has to follow a gluten free diet, so I try to cook what we can all eat. This recipe, combined with rice or gluten free pasta, meets the need. Thanks again for the info. Regards, Warren

      • Becky says:

        Great! Glad you guys enjoyed it, Warren! This dish, more than any of the others I posted last week has seen a lot of action. I find that interesting.

  • Kristie says:

    Hmmm, which one is my favorite. Wow, they all sound amazing and I plan on making each and everyone of them in the very near future. I’m feeling healthier just thinking about them 🙂
    Thanks Becky!

    • Becky says:

      Good to hear, Kristie! Come back and weigh in when you’ve reached a verdict! I know I have my favorite, and then a close second.

  • Kim says:

    Becky,
    Thanks again for the great blog and the wonderful recipes. I have made your chipotle chicken and the asian chicken in the crock pot. They were both delicious! I am planning on trying the chili this weekend.
    You are such a good cook and it’s so nice of you to share your recipes (and your thoughts.)
    Stay warm.
    Kim

    • Becky says:

      You’re welcome, Kim. I’m so happy to hear when folks have made and liked the recipes I post here. It makes my day. Thanks for all of your support on this blogging adventure!


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