Hey folks! We're excited to share this recipe from Vanessa Davis of Plaid and Paleo. This recipe fits perfectly in your 21DSD meal plan. Enjoy! – Diane and Team
This tasty Spinach and Artichoke Skillet Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner made in less than 45 minutes from prep to plate! A cast-iron skillet is a must for every home kitchen. The versatile pan makes for easy clean up and plenty of one-pan meals like this quick and easy 21DSD dinner.
Spinach and Artichoke Skillet Chicken
grain-free • gluten-free • sugar-free
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
- 1.75 lbs chicken thighs, bone-in and skin on, about 4 large pieces
- 1 Tbsp ghee
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Spinach and Artichoke
- 1/4 cup white onion, diced
- 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 4 cups packed baby spinach
- 14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
Pat chicken thighs dry and season each side with sea salt and black pepper.
Heat large cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat, place chicken skin side down, cover and cook for 12 minutes or until the skin is golden brown and releases easily from the pan.
Flip chicken and cook for another 8 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
Remove chicken from pan, and drain all fat except about 1-2 tablespoons. It is okay if it is not exact!
Return pan to medium-low heat, and add diced onion and cook until softened.
Toss in artichoke hearts and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Pour in coconut milk, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir until mixture becomes light brown, about 2 minutes.
Add in spinach and cook until wilted.
Serve on the side or on top of chicken thighs.
Substitute coconut oil or olive oil instead of ghee for AIP.
A year after going Paleo, Vanessa started the blog Plaid and Paleo to simply stay accountable to eating healthy. It has grown into a full blown passion, where Vanessa posts new recipes weekly. She is a lover of all things food especially unique combinations and anything ethnic. When she isn’t in the kitchen, you can find Vanessa reading a book, cheering on the KU Jayhawks, or talking about how she should probably be at a yoga class.
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