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Artichoke Chicken

Artichoke Chicken is THE easy chicken dinner you are looking for. All you need is 4 ingredients to get this delicious, juicy chicken on the table.

Guys, you know me. I love to cook. After all, it is what I do for a living. That being said, there are some times when I just don’t have the time to be in the kitchen. And if you’re like me, whether you’re in a rush with work, busy with the kids or just really don’t have time an easy meal can be a life saver.

This Artichoke Chicken is just that. 

Chicken and artichokes in a baking dish.

What ingredients do you need: 

This is the best part. This recipe requires 4 ingredients: chicken thighs, marinated artichoke hearts, salt and pepper. THAT’S IT. 

CHICKEN THIGHS: I picked chicken thighs for this dish because they are loaded with flavor and will be more tender than the leaner chicken breasts. Don’t use boneless, skinless chicken in this recipe because the crispy skin is one of the best parts. 

Raw chicken thighs with salt, pepper and artichoke hearts.

MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS: You can find these in the canned veggie section of just about any grocery store. I have used Reese’s, DeLallo and Napoleon brands and they have all been great!  This artichoke chicken is packed with flavor because the marinated artichokes are packed with flavor so just pick your favorite. 

Step by Step Instructions: 

Not only does this recipe require very few ingredients, it also has very few steps. 

STEP 1: Combine chicken, artichoke hearts and marinade together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for  1 – 2 hours. You can do longer than that if you needed. 

Chicken marinating with artichokes in glass bowl on cutting board with stripped napkin.

STEP 2: Place chicken, artichokes and 1/4 cup of the artichoke marinade in a large baking dish. I used a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. 

Pouring artichoke marinade over chicken in a glass dish.

STEP 3: Bake at 325 degrees for 45 – 55 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 on a meat thermometer. Turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to get a nice golden brown color. 

Overhead photo of chicken and artichokes in glass baking dish.

What do you serve with Artichoke Chicken? 

While the chicken cooks it makes delicious pan juices that are perfect for spooning over my favorite garlic rice. It’s also perfect to serve alongside sautéed broccoli or Garlic Green Beans . Or a salad with Garlic Vinaigrette.

Artichoke Chicken on a white plate with salad and rice.

If you love this Artichoke Chicken, check out some of my other chicken recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo 

Dill Pickle Chicken Wings 

Brined Fried Chicken 

Jerk Chicken Pasta 

Note: This post was originally published in 2011. It was updated with new photos, instructions, nutrition facts and a video in 2020. 

Artichoke Chicken Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
4.9 based on 12 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 (12 ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts with their liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

1

Combine the chicken thighs and artichoke hearts and liquid in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

3

Place chicken, artichokes and 1/4 cup of the liquid into a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Turn on the broiler and broil for 2 - 4 minutes to brown the chicken. Serve.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 333 , Total Fat: 23.5 , Saturated Fat: 3.2g , Cholesterol: 69mg , Sodium: 1733mg , Carbohydrates: 12.2g , Fiber: 6.1g , Sugar: 0g , Protein: 24.6g

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    Kevin
    May 19, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    I love a great chicken dish! I have to make this for dinner this week!

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    Sara Welch
    May 19, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Made this for dinner last night and it has easily become a new family favorite recipe! Even my picky eaters enjoyed this!

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    Cathy
    May 19, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Such a great way to get my artichoke fix!

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    Jen
    May 19, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Thank you for helping me change up our normal chicken dinner routine. This was so easy to make and absolutely delicious! Loved it!

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    Kimberly
    May 18, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    What a great idea, I’ll bet the flavor of the marinated artichokes are fabulous with the chicken!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    May 18, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    This Artichoke Chicken needs to happen at my house very soon!!

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    Beth Pierce
    May 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Looks so delicious I can’t wait to give this a try!

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      Deseree
      May 18, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      You will love it! I’m sure!

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    Aaron Miller
    May 18, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Is the recipe for boneless or bone-in chicken thighs?

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    Cathie
    November 14, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I made this last night. It was excellent and so easy. I made it with two chicken breasts with no skin and two chicken thighs with skin on. I liked it better with the skin on but both were really good. Thank you!

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    D Moore
    October 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I made this last night and everyone loved it! I didn’t have full time to marinate the chicken and the flavors were still fantastic. I served it with a quinoa tomato feta salad and the flavors all worked great together. THANK YOU

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      Deseree
      October 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      That sounds like a fantastic combo! So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    Dr. Bear Hancock
    January 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    This was so easy and delicious. I’m very intrigued by so many of your recipes. I look forward to trying them at some of my gatherings.
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.
    Sincerely,
    Bear

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      Deseree
      January 28, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Thank you! I am so happy to hear that!

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    Maree McGee
    January 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    This was a delicious meal that was easy to prepare. All the family enjoyed the combination of flavours.

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      Deseree
      January 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      I am so happy to hear that Maree! Thank you!

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    Charlanne Thompson
    April 16, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Hi, I have a (probably silly to some) question. I have a thing about chicken thighs – don’t know why, just don’t like them. Would this dish work as well with boneless chicken breasts?

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      Lola Muscat Stad
      June 2, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Can you use breast of chicken ìnsted of Thighs? Not a silly question I don’t care for thigh either..how do we get an answer. ?.

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        Des @ Life's Ambrosia
        June 2, 2017 at 10:44 pm

        Sorry! I am just now seeing this, I apologize! You could totally use chicken breasts instead. If you are using boneless it will cook a lot faster. If you are using bone in, it might take a bit longer. Hope this helps!

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          Lola Muscat Stad
          June 3, 2017 at 7:00 am

          Thank you for replying to my question. I am 86yrs old and not to good at this new ipod.also is your site free..I am living on a small income and also it is hard to cook for one person. Thank you again for your help…
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          Sorry! I am just now seeing this, I apologize! You could totally use chicken breasts instead. If you are using boneless it will cook a lot faster. If you are using bone in, it might take a bit longer. Hope this helps!

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    Grace Flaminiano
    August 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

    What can I say but this is the perfect recipe for people on-the-go who want to enjoy home-cooked meal. Thanks!

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    Trystan
    May 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I tried this recipe and absolutely loved it! So simple and sooo delicious!!! :):) Keep those awesome recipes comin’!!!

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    April
    April 20, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I just “favorited” your breadsticks recipe and can’t wait to try it out tonight to go along with our pizza. I LOVE making pizza on my beloved pizza stone, and I’m constantly looking for a recipe for hand-kneaded bread dough for breadsticks for a pizza stone, but I can never find one! Until I found yours. Yay! I have high hopes for the recipe.
    Then I saw the link for this chicken recipe–artichockes peaked my interest–I love artichoke hearts too! I have yet to learn how to cook with fresh artichokes though. I usually use canned or especially marinated! YUM! We just got a giant jar of marinated artichokes from Costco’s and I can’t wait to crack it open. I love them chopped up on pizza! (along with some olives, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini if I’ve got it, and pepperoni!) I can’t wait to try this chicken recipe too!

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    Ginger
    April 19, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Did you sear the chicken before baking it?

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      Deseree
      April 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Ginger- No I did not sear the chicken first. You could do that to crisp up the skin and reduce the cooking time a bit if you would like but it’s not necessary.

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    Kosta
    April 19, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Fantastic recipe!

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    Kalynskitchen
    April 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Wow, this looks fantastic. I’m also a huge fan of those marinated artichoke hearts!

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    Dixie Caviar
    April 6, 2011 at 7:13 am

    These look delicious, and so easy. The perfect weeknight meal!

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    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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