Amazing Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

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Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese on a plate with fork and casserole in back.   It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

I don’t know about you, but this has become the year of workout clothes for me.  It’s been 6 months since I’ve gotten dressed up.  So, in the spirit of getting-out-my-running-shorts-that-I-don’t-actually-go-running-in and getting all dressed up, here is my dressed up chicken!  It’s an amazing and easy dinner that you can prep ahead!  Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is creamy, tangy, sweet, savory and simply delicious!  Chicken is simply roasted, then topped with a heavenly mixture of fresh tomatoes, artichoke hearts, garlic, basil, parmesan, and goat cheese! 

Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese on a plate with fork. It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Decadent, but Healthy!

While this recipe may look and taste decadent, it is actually pretty good for you!  You get calcium from the cheese, protein from the chicken, vitamins from the tomatoes.  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!

The truth is, this is a go-to combo for me.  So, if you love love love tomatoes, artichokes, garlic, basil, and goat cheese too, here are a couple more recipes for you!  There’s my Best Bruschetta Topping Platter, the time I turned it into a healthy ‘pizza’ with my Quinoa Crust Tart with Tomatoes & Artichokes, or my Skillet Artichoke Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes.

Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese on a plate with fork. It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

The only thing you need is a casserole dish approximately 5-6 inch by 9-10 inch.

PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR CHICKEN ARTICHOKE BAKE

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)

Remove the seeds from the tomatoes, dice and add to the bowl. Rough chop the artichoke hearts and add them to the tomatoes.  Finely slice or chiffonade the basil and add it to the tomatoes and artichokes. Then mince the garlic and add that to the bowl. Using a fork, add crumbles of goat cheese. Add the salt and pepper and mix!Cut artichoke hearts for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.  It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Cut artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and basil in bowl for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.  It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

goat cheese, cut artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and basil in bowl for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.  It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Ingredients in bowl for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.  It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Ingredients in bowl for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.  It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

For the chicken, cut into 4 pieces, equal in size. Add to a baking dish, drizzle with a tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Cut raw chicken for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.  It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Can I replace the goat cheese?

Yes, of course!  Goat cheese can be polarizing, though I absolutely love the creamy texture and tangy, salty flavor.  If you are not a goat cheese fan, you can replace it with chunks of mozzarella, firm ricotta, or even feta. 

What kind of Artichoke Hearts?

For this recipe, I really like canned or jarred artichoke hearts in water, not oil.  You can use frozen as well, but will need to thaw them before adding them to the recipe and draining any excess water.  I would not use fresh whole artichokes, as it takes FOREVER to clean them and you need to buy so many to get the same amount of hearts you can get already prepped.  

COOK YOUR CHICKEN ARTICHOKE BAKE 

Bake the chicken for 15 minutes. Then add the topping and bake another 10 minutes. 

Topping added on top of chicken for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.  It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Can I freeze this?

You can freeze leftovers after it is cooked, but this recipe will not likely have much in the way of leftovers unless you double it.  I also would not freeze the topping until it’s cooked.  The reason is that fresh tomatoes 95% water, so when they thaw, they will turn to mush if they are frozen raw.  When you cook them, the tomato juices cook into the cheesy filling so it freezes and reheats better.

What to serve on the side?

This is pretty hearty all on it’s own.  However, you could add something green with broccoli or roasted asparagus.  Or you could add a grain with pasta, rice, or quinoa.  Creamy Parmesan Polenta would also be delicious with this!

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese on a plate with fork. It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Amazing Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

This Amazing Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!  Chicken is simply roasted, then topped with a heavenly mixture of fresh tomatoes, artichoke hearts, garlic, basil, parmesan, and goat cheese!  #chickendinners #familydinnerideas #chickenrecipes #chickenbake #artichokechicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword artichoke, Baked chicken, chicken, easy dinner, goat cheese, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 271 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Raw Chicken breasts skinless, boneless
  • 4 Plum Tomatoes (or 3 vine)
  • 14 oz Artichoke Hearts in water (1 can)
  • 10 leaves Fresh Basil (1 small bunch)
  • 1 clove Garlic (1 tsp minced)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 oz Soft Goat Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Remove the 'cheeks' of the tomatoes and scrape out the seeds. Then dice the tomatoes and add to the bowl. Rough chop the artichoke hearts and add them to the tomatoes. Finely slice (or chiffonade) the basil and add it to the tomatoes and artichokes.

    Cut artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and basil in bowl for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese. It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!
  2. Then mince the garlic and add that to the bowl. Using a fork, add crumbles of goat cheese. Add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and mix!

    Ingredients in bowl for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese. It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!
  3. For the chicken, cut into 4 pieces, equal in size. Add to a baking dish, drizzle with a tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Cut raw chicken for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese. It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Cook!

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees

  2. Bake the chicken for 15 minutes. Then add the topping and bake another 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

    Topping added on top of chicken for Chicken Artichoke Bake with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese. It's a creamy, tangy, sweet, savory, mouth watering easy dinner that you can prep ahead!

Quinoa Crust Tomato Tart with Artichoke Hearts and Goat Cheese

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Close up of cut Tomato Tart on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Close up of Tomato Tart corner on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

This Quinoa Crust Tomato Tart has artichoke hearts, goat cheese, basil, and garlic.  It’s a healthy alternative to pizza, but still gives you incredible taste!  This was inspired by another recipe, my Bruschetta Topping with fresh tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and creamy goat cheese.  Add some mozzarella and pile it all on a healthy Quinoa Crust and you have an AMAZING and healthy tart!  I love this recipe because you get crunch from the crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It’s addictive and delicious!

QUINOA CRUST IS A HEALTHY OPTION

This is such an easy and healthy crust.  It’s made in a food processor, poured into a pan, then baked until crispy and crunchy!

Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wah, is actually an edible seed that is referred to as a Superfood because of its health benefits.  it’s high in complete protein including 8 amino acids and it has more fiber than most other grains.  It also has Iron, Manganese, Lysine, and magnesium.

If you want to try more Quinoa recipes, check out my Quinoa Weekly Meal Plan – 3 recipes, 3 amazing ways to enjoy Quinoa.

Square Tomato Tart cut into pieces on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR QUINOA CRUST

The first thing you need to do is to rinse and then soak the quinoa overnight or for at least 6 hours.  I like to buy organic Quinoa in relatively larger sizes since we use it so often in my house.  This is a good option: Nature’s Earthly Choice Organic Quinoa, 32 Ounce.

Quinoa being rinsed for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Quinoa Crust ingredients for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

To make the crust, you simply put the quinoa plus the water, baking powder, salt, and oregano into a food processor.  Then process until fully blended together and smooth, but still textured.  It will be the consistency of a thick batter.  Add the oregano to the mixture and pulse again to mix in.

Quinoa Crust ingredients blended in food processor for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Then pour the quinoa dough into a 9 inch square pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with a coating of Oil. I like to use a spray coconut oil for just a light coating.  Smooth the crust out with a spoon. Finally, sprinkle with a little fresh ground pepper.

Quinoa batter in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Bake the crust in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove it and flip it over. The parchment makes pulling it out of the pan super easy.

Then put it back in the oven to cook another 5-10 minutes until the crust is firm and slightly crisp.  Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack until ready to assemble the pizza. You don’t need to fully cool the crust, you just do not want it to steam and get soggy if it sits in the pan.

Quinoa crust baked in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

 

MAKE THE TOMATO TART TOPPING
Slice off the 4 sides (or cheeks) of the tomato, then remove the seeds with your fingers. Discard the seeds. Then dice the tomatoes and add to a large mixing bowl.

Next, dice the artichoke hearts. I use canned artichoke hearts in water, so I drain them first, then dice and add them to the tomatoes.

Fresh Basil really makes such a difference in flavor here.  I love to grow fresh basil all year so I love indoor grow kits.  They also make awesome gifts!  Check out this Indoor Herb starter kit as a gift for yourself or someone else!  It includes Organic, Non GMO Herb Seeds – Basil, Thyme Parsley, Cilantro. Also includes Potting Soil, Pots, Scissors.
Finely slice or chiffonade the basil and add it to the tomatoes and artichokes.  Then mince the garlic and add that to the bowl.  HACK: When you buy a head of garlic, mince all of the cloves at once and then freeze the minced garlic, so you always have it on hand!  For more Freezer Hacks to make meal prep easier, download this FREE FREEZER HACK SHEET!

Add salt and pepper and shredded Mozzarella, then mix!

Tomato, artichoke, mozzarella in bowl for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!Tomato, artichoke, mozzarella in bowl for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Spread the topping all over the Quinoa Crust. Then use a fork to scrape in crumbles of goat cheese all over the top. Cook for 30 minutes in the oven.

Quinoa crust Tomato & Artichoke tart in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Quinoa crust Tomato, Artichoke, and goat cheese tart in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Remove from the oven, cut, and Enjoy!!  😍 Carrie

Close up of cut Tomato Tart on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Tomato Tart with Artichoke Hearts and Goat Cheese on Quinoa Crust

This Tomato Tart gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword artichoke, artichoke heart, Bruschetta, goat cheese, pizza, tart, tomatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Soaking Time 6 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Quinoa Crust

  • 3/4 cup Uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Tart Topping

  • 3 Plum Tomatoes
  • 8.5 oz Artichoke Hearts (1 can)
  • 10 leaves Fresh Basil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese

Instructions

Prepare the Quinoa Crust

  1. Rinse the Uncooked quinoa thoroughly in a strainer. Place the quinoa in a bowl and cover with water to soak overnight.  After the quinoa has soaked for 6+ hours or overnight, rinse it again.

    Quinoa being rinsed for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees

  3. To make the crust, you simply put the quinoa plus the water, baking powder, salt, and oregano into a food processor.  Then process until fully blended together and smooth, but still textured.  It will be the consistency of a thick batter.  Add the oregano to the mixture and pulse again to mix in.

    Quinoa Crust ingredients blended in food processor for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  4. Then pour the quinoa dough into a 9 inch square pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with a coating of Oil. I like to use a spray coconut oil for just a light coating. Smooth the crust out with a spoon. Finally, sprinkle with a little fresh ground pepper.

    Quinoa batter in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  5. Bake the crust in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove it and flip it over. The parchment makes pulling it out of the pan super easy.  Then put it back in the oven to cook another 5-10 minutes until the crust is firm and slightly crisp. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack until ready to assemble the pizza. You don’t need to fully cool the crust, you just do not want it to steam and get soggy if it sits in the pan.

    Quinoa batter in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Make the Tart Topping

  1. Turn the oven down so Preheated to 400 F degrees.

  2. Slice off the 4 sides (or cheeks) of the tomato, then remove the seeds with your fingers. Discard the seeds. Then dice the tomatoes and add to a large mixing bowl.

  3. Next, dice the artichoke hearts. I use canned artichoke hearts in water, so I drain them first, then dice and add them to the tomatoes.

  4. Finely slice or chiffonade the basil and add it to the tomatoes and artichokes. Then mince the garlic and add that to the bowl.

  5. Add salt and pepper and shredded Mozzarella, then mix!

    Tomato, artichoke, mozzarella in bowl for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  6. Spread the topping all over the Quinoa Crust.  Then use a fork to scrape in crumbles of goat cheese all over the top.  Cook for 20 minutes in the oven.

    Quinoa crust Tomato, Artichoke, and goat cheese tart in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  7. Remove from the oven, cut, and Enjoy!!

    Close up of cut Tomato Tart on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!