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!

One-Pan Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Asparagus

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This One-Pan Parmesan Crumb Chicken and Asparagus is crispy, healthy, filling, easy, and delicious. The chicken is simply breaded with a mixture of parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. The Asparagus is lightly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the entire pan with scallions for a mild onion flavor and this dish is loaded with amazing but simple delicious-ness!

This One-Pan Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Asparagus is crispy, healthy, filling, easy, and delicious.  The chicken is simply breaded with a mixture of parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.  Asparagus is lightly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Finally, the scallions give a mild onion flavor.  This dish is loaded with amazing but simple deliciousness!

Parmesan breadcrumb chicken on cutting board with bite on fork and asparagus cut.

The best part of this recipe?  It’s ONE PAN!!  Try more ONE PAN or ONE POT recipes:

Time for Asparagus

Asparagus crops are harvested from late February to June, with April being the prime month.  However, you can find asparagus anytime of year, you just may pay a bit more for it.  If you cannot find affordable, fresh asparagus, DO NOT USE frozen, it will not be crisp, it will instead be mushy.  I would swap with green beans or broccoli instead.

Do your kids eat asparagus?  Roasting it brings out all of the natural sugars, gives it a soft enough texture, but also an almost crispy-crunchy outside so that kids can pick it up and eat it like french fries.  For my kids, being allowed to pick up food with their fingers ALWAYS increases my chances of successfully getting them to eat it!.

SUPER GOOD FOR YOU! 

Asparagus is low in calories (ehem, for those of us that caught a glimpse of ourselves in swimsuits over spring break🙄), but it’s loaded with vitamins!  It has vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and fiber (Health.com, 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Asparagus).  

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR YOUR PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS

You are busy, so these are the steps you can do a day or two in advance to prepare food ahead! (See the recipe below for more details)

For this recipe, you can really prepare everything ahead in either storage bags or containers.  If you’re not prepping in advance, then you do not need to place the ingredients in bags or containers, simply place in bowls or leave on the cutting board.

chicken, asparagus, breadcrumbs, scallions, and egg all in baggies on counter

First, rinse the asparagus, cut off the woody ends and then place in a storage container or bag.  Add to the asparagus 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

Slice the scallions into thin strips and mix the parmesan crumb mixture.  Finally, slice the chicken breasts into 1 inch wide strips and put in a 1 gallon sealable bag.

If you are prepping ahead, place all baggies and 1 egg on the sheet pan for storing in the fridge.

chicken, asparagus, scallions, and breadcrumbs all in baggies with egg in a pan for storing in the fridge.

LET’S COOK YOUR PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS!  

Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees and spray a large sheet pan with olive oil cooking spray.  Pull your ‘kit’ out of the fridge.

Crack the egg into a medium size bowl (big enough to fit a couple pieces of chicken at a time).  Or beat the eat and add to the container with the chicken to make this even easier!

Pour the parmesan-breadcrumb mixture into a pie pan, deep dish, or large bowl.

Ok, now put it all together!  Dip each chicken strip into the egg wash and then coat with the parm-breadcrumbs. Then place on sheet pan that has been coated with olive oil cooking spray.  Spray the top of each chicken piece lightly as well and then put into oven.

Raw chicken breaded on pan

After the chicken has cooked for 15 minutes, take it out and flip each piece over.  Then and add the Asparagus to the pan with the chicken and put back in the oven for another 15 minutes.

The Chicken will be browned and crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside.  The asparagus will be slightly tender, but still slightly crisp and fresh with a delicious gentle roasted char to the outside.

Get the detailed recipe below…ENJOY!!

One-Pan Parmesan Crumb Chicken and Asparagus

This One-Pan Parmesan Crumb Chicken and Asparagus is crispy, healthy, filling, easy, and delicious.  The chicken is simply breaded with a mixture of parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.  The Asparagus is lightly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Sprinkle the entire pan with scallions for a mild onion flavor and this dish is loaded with amazing but simple delicious-ness!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 496 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Asparagus, 1 bunch
  • 16 oz Chicken Breasts
  • 3/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

Prep Ahead to make your 'Kit'

  1. Get a large bowl or small sheet pan for storing all of the 'kit' prepped food on.  Note, this is not the bowl/pan you will necessarily cook with later as you need a large sheet pan for cooking and that may not be ideal for storing in your fridge.

  2. Rinse the asparagus and cut off the woody ends, usually this will be about 1 inche off the end.  Place the asparagus in a 1 gallon sealable bag and toss with 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Place bag on sheet pan for storing in fridge.

  3. Slice the scallions into thin strips.  Put in small baggie and place on sheet pan for storing in fridge.

  4. Mix the parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 fresh ground pepper.  

  5. Slice the chicken breasts into 1 inch wide strips and put in a 1 gallon sealable bag.  Place bag on sheet pan for storing in fridge.

  6. Place 1 egg on the sheet pan for cracking when you are ready to cook.  Now on your storage sheet pan you will have: 1. bag of seasoned asparagus 2. bag of sliced scallions 3. bag of parm-breadcrumb mixture 4. bag of cut chicken strips 5. one egg.  The only thing left is the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which you do not need to put on the sheet pan.

Cook

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a large sheet pan (I used an 18 inch) with olive oil cooking spray.  Pull your 'kit' out of the fridge.

  2. Crack the egg into a medium size bowl (big enough to fit a couple pieces of chicken at a time).  In a separate bowl of similar size, pour in the parmesan-breadcrumb mixture.

  3. Dip each chicken strip into the egg wash and then coat with the parm-breadcrumbs.  Then place on sheet pan that has been coated with olive oil cooking spray.  Spray the top of each chicken piece lightly as well.

    Raw chicken breaded on pan
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 of the scallions over the chicken, then place in the oven for 15 minutes.  

  5. After the chicken has been in the oven for 15 minutes, take the pan out and flip each piece of chicken over.  Then add the asparagus to the pan, in and around the chicken.  Sprinkle another 1/4 of the scallions over top and put back in the oven for another 15 minutes.

  6. After a total of 30 minutes in the oven, the chicken should be completely cooked through...browned and crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside.  The asparagus will be slightly tender, but still slightly crisp and fresh with a delicious gentle roasted char to the outside.  Let sit for a few minutes before serving.

  7. No additional sides are needed for this absolutely simple, satisfying, and delicious dish!  Enjoy!