Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

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I absolutely love this Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake! If you like Spinach Artichoke Dip you’re going to love this recipe! It’s perfect for the chilly evenings we’ve had here lately.  I don’ t know about your part of the world but somedays it’s raining non-stop here our Winter season means rain for us.

We don’t have any indoor heating so we have to go Little House on the Prairie style, we either start a fire in the fireplace or make something in the oven. Here’s my confession, I don’ t know how to start a fire so when I said “we” I actually mean the hubby, he, he, he.  But I sure can bake something so this is how we warm up in the late afternoon, with my cooking.

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This recipe is SO GOOD! It’s one of my favorite recipes to make. This used to make enough for dinner and leftovers but now that I have three growing boys it’s just enough for one meal.

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Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

ingredients

8 oz. dried bow tie pasta

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

1 Tbsp. butter

2 eggs

1 c of heavy cream (for a healthier version use Greek yogurt)

3/4 c of milk

2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)

2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I usually rotisserie a chicken in the crockpot & shredd the meat)

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz.) (lighter version)

1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

1 handful of chopped spinach (you can also use frozen drained spinach)

1/2 cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, chop

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup whole wheat crackers crushed

1/2 tsp. paprika

1 Tbsp. butter, melted

directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In medium skillet cook onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.

2. In bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cream, seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Stir in chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, artichokes, spinach, tomatoes, half of the Parmesan, cooked pasta, and onion/garlic. Transfer to a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole.

3. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. In small bowl combine remaining Parmesan, crushed crackers, paprika, and melted butter. Sprinkle mixture over pasta. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until golden. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
I adapted this recipe from BHG.

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4 Responses to “Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake”

  1. February 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    This is not a good post to read with a growling stomach! This recipe sounds and looks delicious.

  2. February 19, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    Sounds good! I would like to invite you to participate at our party SHOW-Licious Craft Showcase, you can also enter your site to Co-Host one of our parties!

    It’s all so fun, I would love to have you join!!

    Just follow this link….http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/02/show-licious-craft-showcase-20.html

    xoxo, Marti

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