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If you have been reading my blog you have seen many exciting posts about my husband’s and my trip to the South. While I was there I fell in love with the healthy side of southern style foods. I also loved that most restaurants were part of the farm to table/ farm to fork movement and instead of heavy or friend foods, there were healthy versions using locally sourced and fresh ingredients. It was awesome. While we were walking around Asheville NC, I felt compelled to buy a cook book in order to bring the food home to my family. I bought “Add A Pinch” (easier, faster, fresher southern classics) by Robyn Stone, forward by Ree Drummond. Here is one of the recipes that I made (albeit with my own substitutions) from this cookbook; Creamy Artichoke Chicken. (It is delicious!)
List of Ingredients:
- 2 TBS Olive Oil
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 4 TBS of salted butter
- 2 TBS all purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/8 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 jar artichoke hearts
- Recipe calls for a 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese but my boys don’t love the taste so I omitted it from the recipe.
*This recipe calls for a spice mix also from the cookbook but I added my own seasonings.
*This recipe does not call for spinach or onions but I added it to my dish.
How to Make:
*This is the way I cooked this dish and does not follow the steps in the cookbook.
Step 1. Heat a skillet on medium-high.
Step 2. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and chicken breasts to the skillet and brown on both sides.
Step 3. Set chicken breasts aside on a plate.
Step 4. Add the olive oil, mushrooms, spinach and onion to the skillet. Stir until veggies are soft (see pictures).
Step 5. While cooking the veggies, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan on medium-high. Add the broth and cream and heat (about 5 minutes). Slowly whisk in the flour until blended. Mix until completely blended into a smooth gravy.
Step 6. Turn the skillet heat to medium. Add the sauce to the veggies in the skillet. Add the seasonings.
Step 7. Add the artichokes. Stir the gravy and veggies until blended.
Step 8. Add the chicken breasts back to the skillet and cover with the sauce. Turn heat to medium-low and cover with lid.
Step 9. Cook, stirring and checking occasionally until the chicken is fully cooked (juices run clear and check fattest breast with a knife cut through the center).
Step 10. Turn the heat off. Gently stir the gravy around the chicken breasts. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to cool a little and gravy to thicken.
You can serve over rice or pasta, or alone with a side of homemade dinner rolls.
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Read more about our trip to the South:
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon Tour
The Village Hotel and Biltmore Estate NC
Market Square in Downtown Knoxville TN and Crowne Plaza Hotel
Tupelo Honey Restaurant in Asheville NC
Thank you for sharing this recipe. My husband is always looking for new chicken recipes and we love artichokes!
This looks so good, like those meals you eat in the restaurant! I am surprised how it’s easy to make! Thanks for sharing.
Yes, please. Pinning this for dinner this weekend. It looks so good. I am always ready to try something new.
This sounds like such a good, southern meal! I could definitely go for a serving. The chicken must be so flavorful.
I’ve tried to cook and or add artichoke to many recipes so many times and could never find a way that I actually liked it. This creamy recipe is definitely something I would enjoy!
Yum! Mushrooms can be so divisive. You either love ’em or hate ’em. Thankfully I fall into the first category!
Adriana Lopez Martin
You got me at creamy and with mushrooms perfect combination. Nice easy dinner for any day of the week. Need to make this soon for my family.
This looks so good! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to try it.
Minus the mushrooms, this looks absolutely delicious! I think I need to try this soon!
This look so tasty and delicious!I need to try this soon!
This looks so good. I love when a recipe is open for interpretation and you can add your own flavor to it.
This looks so yummy! I definitely gotta try this recipe sometime. The step-by-step pictures are so helpful too!
Michael @ Super Millennial
WOW this looks soooo good. Use to have something similar growing up can’t wait to try this!
That looks so good! I love artichoke and I’m sure it goes so well with chicken and that creamy sauce! I’d love to give it a try, it’s so hearty!
Good and healthy meal. Love your recipe. I finally can put spinach and my kids will eat it. Thanks
These look yummy. I am gonna try the same without chicken, cuz I am a vegetarian. Hopefully it will turn out good,.
Oh, my that looks so delicious. I’d serve it over noodles or rice. I’ve never tried artichoke but now is the time to change that.
I love all of your instructional photos! This looks so delicious! I want to make this.
This looks so amazing, and great instructions as well. Thank you!!!
Wow! This looks so delicious! I will have to try this on our dinner. My husband will definitely love this.
This looks so delicious! I don’t eat chicken, but this could totally work with a substitute!
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