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

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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Jenn H
Servings 4 Servings

A creamy skillet dish that is loaded with good-for-you ingredients.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup roughly chopped artichoke hearts
  • 2 cup roughly chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. chicken bouillon powder
  • 3/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cup shredded cooked chicken rotisserie works great
  • 3/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

For Topping:

  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. Johnny's Garlic Seasoning or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • butter spray or 1/2 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.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 592mg25%
Potassium 721mg21%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 2622IU52%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 275mg28%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Jenn H

Hi, I’m Jenn and I blog over at Eat Cake For Dinner. I love being in the kitchen and spending my spare time cooking, baking and blogging. I like all types of food, but cake and frosting are my favorites. If you ask me, the more frosting the better!

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