Skillet Artichoke Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes

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This Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, and a lick-the-pan cream sauce is is divine.  It’s also know in my house as Holy Crap, this is Good Chicken!  The chicken is seared for ultimate flavor.  Then the garlic and sun dried tomatoes give this deep italian flavor that’s nutty and slightly sweet.  The artichoke hearts bring a tangy creaminess.  All of this cooks in the creamiest cream sauce that’s thick, rich, and delicious.

It’s the kind of dish that you can always have the ingredients on hand in your pantry and and fridge to pull together last minute.  

Close up of Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes on plate with fork holding a bite and pan in background. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Easy & Healthy Skillet Dinner

We all know that in terms of meat, chicken is a great source of complete protein without the high fat or calories.  It also has a relatively neutral flavor so it’s a great for a quick dinner and takes on the flavors of what you add to it.   

We also have delicious and healthy artichokes in this recipe.  They provide Fiber AND protein and are packed with nutrients, Vitamins C and K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron just to name a few!  

Overall, you get 31.4g of protein and 6.4g of Fiber in this yummy recipe!

Other easy Chicken or Artichoke recipes to try:

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PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR SKILLET ARTICHOKE CHICKEN

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

Cut the Chicken breasts into 2 or 3 medium size pieces, each about 2″ x 2″. Then season both sides of each chicken piece with salt and pepper.

Strain the sun dried tomatoes over a bowl to reserve the flavorful olive oil for cooking later.   Then cut the tomatoes into small bite-size pieces.

straining sun dried tomatoes in olive oil for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Knife cutting sun dried tomatoes for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Strain the artichoke hearts and discard the water. Cut them into small bite-size pieces as well.

Chopped artichoke hearts for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Finally, mince the garlic.  If you are doing this prep a day or more ahead, then simply store the sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and garlic together and the chicken in the fridge separately.

That’s it for prepping ahead!

COOK YOUR SKILLET ARTICHOKE CHICKEN 

Preheat a large skillet.  Add a tsp of olive oil from the sun dried tomatoes to the preheated pan and then add the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes on one side until seared. Then flip and cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes until seared. Then remove to a plate and set aside.

Seared chicken in skillet for Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Add another tsp of the olive oil, the sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and artichoke hearts. Cook for a couple minutes stirring so the garlic doesn’t burn. Then stir in the flour until completely combined. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer , stirring until you see the sauce start to thicken.

Chopped artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Adding flour to chopped artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Flour mixed into chopped artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Adding broth to chopped artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Artichoke and sun dried tomatoes sauce in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Now it’s time to add back the chicken, then cover and simmer on medium low for 10 minutes.

Chicken added to artichoke and sun dried tomatoes sauce in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Covered skillet with Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Finally, remove the cover, stir in the half and half, then add the fresh basil. 

Adding half and half to Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

SKillet Artichoke Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes

This Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, and a lick-the-pan cream sauce is is divine.  It's also know in my house as Holy Crap, this is Good Chicken!  The chicken is seared for ultimate flavor.  Then the garlic, artichoke hearts, basil, and sun dried tomatoes give this deep italian flavor that's nutty, slightly sweet, and tangy.  All of this cooks in the creamiest cream sauce that's thick, rich, and delicious. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword artichokes, chicken, chicken dinner, cream sauce, easy dinner, skillet dinner, sun dried tomato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Chicken Breast, Skinless and Boneless
  • 3 oz Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 14 oz Artichoke Hearts
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1.5 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Half and Half
  • 15 leaves Fresh Basil

Instructions

Prep-Ahead

  1. Cut the Chicken breasts into 2 or 3 medium size pieces, each about 2" x 2". Then season both sides of each chicken piece with salt and pepper.

    Raw chicken pieces for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken
  2. Strain the sun dried tomatoes over a bowl to reserve the flavorful olive oil for cooking later. Then cut the tomatoes into small bite-size pieces. Strain the artichoke hearts and discard the water. Cut them into small bite-size pieces as well.

    straining sun dried tomatoes in olive oil for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

Cook

  1. Preheat a large skillet. Add a tsp of reserved olive oil from the sun dried tomatoes to the preheated pan and then add the pre-seasoned chicken. Cook for 5 minutes on one side until seared. Then flip and cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes until seared. Then remove to a plate and set aside.

    Seared chicken in skillet for Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken
  2. Add another tsp of the olive oil, the sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and artichoke hearts. Cook for a couple minutes stirring so the garlic doesn't burn. Then stir in the flour until completely combined.

    Flour mixed into chopped artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken
  3. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer, stirring until you see the sauce start to thicken.

    Artichoke and sun dried tomatoes sauce in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken
  4. Now it's time to add back the chicken, then cover and simmer on medium low for 10 minutes.

    Chicken added to artichoke and sun dried tomatoes sauce in pan for Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken
  5. Finally, remove the cover, stir in the half and half, then add the fresh basil. Serve and Enjoy!

    Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken

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