Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa

A delicious and healthy meal full of quinoa, red pepper, artichokes, spinach, chicken and Greek yogurt.  It has such amazing flavors and is a delicious dinner idea!

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa

Hi, it’s Jenn, from Eat Cake For Dinner.  How do you guys feel about quinoa?  I love it.  It’s so good for you and I am trying it in more and more dishes all the time.  My Cheesy, Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole is one of my family’s favorite meals and I decided that I needed another version to add to the menu.  I feel like I am being healthy when I eat this, but it doesn’t taste healthy.  It’s thick and creamy and very filling.  Sure, it has some shredded cheese in there, but look at everything else, quinoa, red pepper, artichokes, spinach, chicken and Greek yogurt.

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa

There is a little prep involved, but once everything is chopped, the cooking part is super fast.  My cute little niece helped me cook this and she kept saying . . . it smells so good.

Every bite is loaded with good-for-you ingredients.  This really is delicious.  There are so many different flavors and textures and you will be making this again and again.  I have already made it three times since I first tried it.  It even tastes great re-heated.
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa
 
A creamy skillet dish that is loaded with good-for-you ingredients.
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Ingredients
  • ½ c. uncooked quinoa
  • 1 Tbl. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbl. all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ c. finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 c. roughly chopped artichoke hearts
  • 2 c. roughly chopped fresh spinach
  • 1¾ c. milk
  • ½ tsp. chicken bouillon powder
  • ¾ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¾ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • pepper, to taste
  • ¼ c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1½ - 2 c. shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie works great)
  • ¾ c. shredded Italian cheese blend
  • For Topping:
  • ½ c. Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. Johnny's Garlic Seasoning (or ¼ tsp. garlic powder)
  • butter spray or ½ Tbl. melted butter
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large, oven-safe, skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bell pepper, artichokes and spinach and cook for a few minutes until spinach is wilted. Stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Gradually whisk in the milk. Add the chicken bouillon powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper and stir until well combined.
  2. Cook until thickened and creamy, stirring occasionally, then stir in the Greek yogurt, shredded chicken, cooked quinoa and cheese and stir until combined and cheese is melted.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Top with Panko bread crumbs, parsley and Johnny's Garlic Seasoning and spray top with butter spray or drizzle with melted butter. Place in the oven and broil for a few minutes or until bread crumbs are toasted. Remove from oven and serve. Serves 3-4.
  4. Note: If you do not have an oven-safe skillet, you can always pour this into a casserole dish and then top with the bread crumbs and broil for a few minutes.

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Jenn

Jenn is the blogger behind Eat Cake for Dinner.She was born and raised in Utah and she still resides there with her high school sweetheart of 15 years.She loves being in the kitchen and spending her spare time cooking, baking, and blogging.From cakes to cookies to breads and casseroles, you will find it all on her blog.She loves all types of food, but cake and frosting are her favorites.If you ask her, the more frosting the better.

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  1. Oh man this sounds so delicious! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group:
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  2. This looks amazing! But what do you do with the quinoa once it’s cooked?

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