Saucy Tomato and Artichoke Chicken Recipe

This Saucy Tomato and Artichoke Chicken recipe post was originally published back in 2013, but it’s been updated with new photos and a more official recipe so I wanted to reshare it today! Matt and I LOVE this recipe – it’s one of our easiest dinner faves and our standard go-to when we need something healthy and tasty but FAST. If you haven’t tried it yet, do it! 

Today, I present to you: the easiest dinner ever. Delicious and nutritious, too! This Saucy Tomato and Artichoke Chicken goes from stove to table in under 15 minutes with just 4 ingredients! It’ll definitely be your new go-to weeknight dinner.

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken - healthy, easy 15 minute dinner recipe from @fannetasticfood

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By the time Matt and I are both home and ready for dinner, we’re ready for something that gets to the table in as little time possible. I remembered this quick and easy dish I used to make all the time when I unearthed it from my recipe collection for an AnneTheRD client looking for quick and tasty chicken dinner ideas!

The secret is the canned diced tomatoes – I use the ones that have basil and garlic added in for extra flavor, but regular canned diced tomatoes work, too!

Here’s everything you need to throw this easy recipe together:

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken - healthy, easy 15 minute dinner recipe from @fannetasticfood

You can use whatever veggies you have on hand, too – this recipe is super flexible! I love adding mushrooms, peas, or broccoli in the pan as well.

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken - healthy, easy 15 minute dinner recipe from @fannetasticfood

This dish is great with a whole grain on the side, like quinoa or brown rice. I usually serve it with 90-second instant brown rice, my all-time favorite healthy dinner shortcut!

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken - healthy, easy 15 minute dinner recipe from @fannetasticfood

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken - healthy, easy 15 minute dinner recipe from @fannetasticfood

Just put the chicken breasts in a pan with a little olive oil, then add the tomatoes and artichokes over top and simmer (with the lid on) for about 10 minutes. Next, add the spinach & let it wilt for a minute or two, then dinner is ready! Easy and there’s no chopping involved, either!

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken Steps

Here’s the full recipe:

Serves 4     adjust servings

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken

Prep Time 5 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time 10 MINUTES Cook Time
Total Time 15 mins Total Time
This Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken goes from stove to table in under 15 minutes with just 4 ingredients! It'll definitely be your new go-to weeknight dinner.


  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs
  • 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • two big handfuls baby spinach


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for a minute or two to brown the outside.
  3. Add the tomatoes and artichokes (and any other veggies you want, like mushrooms or broccoli!), cover, and cook for about 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add the spinach, cover again, and cook for 1-2 minutes, until wilted.
  5. Enjoy!


Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken - healthy, easy 15 minute dinner recipe from @fannetasticfood

Looking for more super easy weeknight dinners? Here are some of my favorites! Also, don’t miss my post on 15 pantry staples for 15 minute dinners!

What’s your go-to 15 minute dinner?


  1. 1

    Your chicken dish sounds wonderful and so quick. I’ll have to give it a try. It’ll be my excuse to buy artichoke hearts. Love ’em.

  2. 2

    Have fun in Cali! :)

  3. 3

    I think my husband and son will love this dish, but it is hard to tell how much chicken you used. Thanks for your blog.

    • 4

      Ah, great question! :) We used two chicken breasts, but you could easily add more! Just increase the cooking time a little and if you add more than one more chicken breast, you might want to add an additional can of tomatoes, too.

  4. 7

    I looove artichokes, especially with chicken! I am from Cali but live in the Northern part so not close to LA unfortunately. Otherwise I’d so be there! Sounds like a blast.

  5. 8

    Hi Anne! This event sounds like so much fun! I am in L.A. but unfortunately busy that morning. I DO have some great restaurant/fitness studio recommendations though…

    -Urth Cafe, amazing coffee and fabulous mexican taco salad
    -Brian Kest’s SMPY Yoga, donation based yoga with the best instructors I’ve ever tried. Vytas is my favorite!
    -Primitivo Wine Bistro, fabulous tapas and paella
    -True Food Kitchen
    -M Street Kitchen, great happy hour!

    Hope that helps :)

  6. 10

    Oh man, I wish I could attend the event! I used to live in LA and worked in Santa Monica (right by the Promenade Jamba Juice!) but moved a few months ago. Sounds like a good event – have fun!

  7. 11

    Looks like a lovely dish! I love artichoke hearts, great in a creamy (albeit vegan) garlic sauce!

  8. 12

    I’ve been ambivalent about artichokes (I know, it’s crazy) so this sounds like the perfect dish for me to commit to them. ;-)

    Oh, I would have loved to attend Thursday’s event but I have a meeting I can’t get out of. It sounds awesome. I live in San Diego, but LA is just a two-hour hop, skip, and jump away. :)

    Sadly, Campanile–my favorite restaurant in LA–has closed. Susan Feniger’s Street is great. If you’re in the mood for Mexican, try Red O.

  9. 13

    Ditto to the suggestions above for M Street Kitchen (and the adjoining pizza restaurant at Stella Rossa Pizza Bar), True Food Kitchen and Primitivo.

    If you like sushi, try Sugarfish. If you like Spanish tapas, try Bar Pintxo. If you are up for a quick sandwich from a Santa Monica classic, check out Bay Cities. Other great SM favorites are the Yard (little brewpub – good for beers and apps), Ivy at the Shore (more of an old SM classic), Milo and Olive, and Huckleberry – great for breakfast!

    Enjoy your trip!

  10. 14

    P.S. Red O is owned by Rick Bayless, who (as I’m sure you know) makes all those yummy Frontera sauces.

  11. 15

    Looks great. The L.A. event looks awesome. This Michigan gal obviously won’t be attending, but I’d love it if you did a post about Piloxing! I’d love to know more.

  12. 16

    Pinkberry for frozen yogurt and Cafe Crepe on Third Street in the promenade offer a variety of delish crepes. The fresh strawberry with nutella with a touch of fresh whipped cream is amazing. The promenade also has street entertainment as does Venice Beach, but I enjoy bike riding down toward Malibu. Also there are tons of mountain trails nearby. Have fun!

  13. 17

    I’ve got to second the rec for True Food (Foods?) Kitchen. I’ve only been to the one in Scottsdale, AZ, where my parents live, but it is seriously yummy. Their seasonal salads are amazing, and so are the juices.

  14. 19

    Looks good! Did you just let the whole thing simmer, covered? Or were you flipping the chicken periodically?

  15. 21

    that looks delish! great idea. i must say, i would probably add a heavy sprinkle of parmesan cheese, too… :)

  16. 23

    Delicious looking dinner with all of my favorite ingredients =) Have fun on the fitness event. We love Jamba Juice in our house!!!

  17. 24

    First of all, I worked for Jamba Juice for 3 years…love! Second, this recipe seems right up my alley in the easy factor. Can’t wait to make it. Have a blast in LA!

  18. 25

    Quick and easy recipe; I’ll have to try it, Thanks! Have fun in L.A!

  19. 26

    Looks like an awesome, yet simple, recipe!

    I second Urth Cafe! Have a great trip!

  20. 27

    Urtth Cafe is good. You’d really like it. If you can find the Kogi BBQ truck go there. It’s usually in Venice on Saturdays. So good!

  21. 28

    Hmm a fun thing to do while you are there…hop up to the Bay area for a visit! :)

  22. 30

    Cannot wait to try this recipe! It looks delicious and combines some of my favorite foods. Thanks for sharing.

  23. 31

    This recipe was delicious!! I am still a novice in the kitchen, so I loved how easy it was too. Thank you for sharing!

  24. 32

    This dish sounds great! I’m going to try it tonight and also throw in some zucchini and summer squash that I have. Question…do you drain the artichokes?

    • 33

      If the artichokes are canned in water, yes. If they are canned in olive oil, drain a little but leave some in for flavor!

      • 34

        This was so tasty! Even my husband loved it! I had half a can of black beans in the fridge so I served it over the beans and some brown rice. I also added the zucchini, squash and some fresh green beans (felt great to use up a bunch of stuff in the fridge!). I’m adding this to my regular recipe rotation. Thanks Anne!

  25. 35

    I made this last night for dinner. Easy and delicious.

  26. 36

    Thank you! I just added this to my rotation of post-yoga dinners. I added a bit of capers. Delish!

  27. 38

    My kind of dinner! Anything that can be made in one pan is a success!

  28. 39

    Just have to share that I LOVE this recipe! I found this on your blog when I was in the middle of a (terrible, awful) Whole30 a few months back and desperate for food that tasted good but didn’t take ages and require obscure ingredients. I think i made it at least 5 times during the month! It seriously saved my Whole30 (okay, let’s be honest, nothing can save a Whole30), and is still a fave weeknight dinner of mine! Thank you!

    • 40

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad you love it! And I’m hoping you’re embracing a more balanced approach to eating again :)

  29. 41

    This looks really good. I love that it uses artichokes too – I need more recipes that use them.

  30. 43

    I’ve made this recipe and variations of it many times with great success!

  31. 45

    This is my go to quick dinner as well. Love it! Also loving toast with almond butter, Greek yogurt and sliced banana before runs or snack!

  32. 46
    Roadrunner says

    That looks and sounds awesome!

  33. 47

    Do you think this would work using bone-in chicken thighs and cooking them with the tomatoes and artichokes in the slow cooker?


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