Creamy Artichoke Chicken
This one skillet recipe from @realfoodwithaltitude meets all the most critical criteria--healthy, quick, delicious and minimal clean up!
Add roasted Brussels sprouts and your favorite grain or serve over mashed potatoes.
2 organic free-range chicken breasts
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. garlic (minced)
1/2 shallot (diced)
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 lemon juiced
1 Tbsp. cashew butter
1/4 cup artichoke hearts (chopped)
1 cup spinach
1 Tbsp. parsley
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper (to taste)
In a large pan, add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and heat to medium.
Butterfly the chicken breasts so that you have four evenly-sized pieces of chicken.
Add the chicken to the pan, sprinkle salt and pepper to season, and cook on one side for 5 minutes. Flip the chicken at 5 minutes and cook the other side for another 3-5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (165° internal temperature).
Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside. Add the shallot and garlic to the pan. Sauté for 2 minutes. Then add the coconut milk, chicken broth, lemon juice, and cashew butter. Whisk until the cashew butter is combined. Then add parsley, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes or until it is lightly bubbling. Then add the artichoke, spinach, and cooked chicken to the pan.
Simmer for another 5 minutes. The spinach should be wilted and the sauce should be smooth.
Serve the chicken with the artichoke sauce over the top and enjoy!
This recipe is also Whole30 and Paleo compliant, but just check the label on your artichoke hearts carefully to make sure any unwanted sugars aren't sneaking in!
Hayley Lucero is a Whole30 Certified Coach and a Colorado native with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and a Masters in Health Promotion. She believes food is medicine and as a full time health coach, she loves helping people change their lifestyle to feel their best. When she is not working, you can find her doing all the “Colorado things”: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, working out or hanging with her new puppy.
You can find Hayley online on Instagram, @realfoodwithaltitude and on her website: Real Food With Altitude.