Easy Chicken Artichoke Bake, at its delicious core, is basically a spinach and artichoke dip turned into a casserole and baked with chicken. It’s all the fun and flavor of an appetizer with the heartiness and wholesomeness of a main course! The chicken is tender and savory, infused with the creamy, tangy, and cheesy flavors from the spinach and artichoke sauce draped on top! The real question is, should you eat Easy Chicken Artichoke Bake with a fork and knife or with a bunch of tortilla chips? That’s up to you!

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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 3 ounces parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 can artichoke hearts, drained and diced
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Directions

Step 1 –Position the rack in the center of the oven.

Step 2 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 3 –Arrange the chicken breasts along the bottom of a large baking dish, taking care to lay each piece of chicken flat.

Step 4 –Sprinkle the chicken evenly with the garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.

Step 5 –In a small mixing bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese and the parmesan cheese, reserving 1/3 of the mixture.

Step 6 –In a large bowl, add the mayonnaise, the sour cream, the Dijon mustard, the onion, the remaining salt, the remaining pepper, and the cheese mixture, mixing to combine.

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Step 7 –Fold the spinach and the artichoke hearts into the mayonnaise mixture.

Step 8 –Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over the top of the chicken layer.

Step 9 –Sprinkle the mayonnaise mixture with the reserved cheese mixture.

Step 10 –Bake the chicken artichoke bake until a thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken reads at least 165 degrees F, about 30-40 minutes.

Step 11 –Serve hot.