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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken and Orzo Bake

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken and Orzo Bake

This one pot dinner is made with pieces from a whole chicken for an easy well-balanced meal. Sautéed shallots are tossed with artichoke hearts and sautéed spinach and combined with orzo, a small pasta.
Course chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword artichoke, chicken, easy recipe, one pan meal, orzo, spinach, whole chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 414kcal


  • 1 (3-4 pound) fryer chicken, broken down into 10 pieces
  • Kosher salt as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper as needed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots diced
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) can quartered artichokes, drained and chopped
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 pound orzo
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ medium lemon
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill


  • Heat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large 12” cast iron pan or a large, shallow, oven-safe pot over medium heat, add the oil and heat through.
  • Add the chicken pieces, skin-side down and sear until golden brown and crispy, about 6 minutes. Flip and continue to cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Return the pan to medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the artichokes and spinach to the pan, cooking until the spinach has wilted and decreased in size, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the orzo followed by adding the chicken stock and lemon juice. Nestle the seared chicken pieces into the pan.
  • Move the pan to the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked through and the orzo is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with the feta and dill and serve.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2719IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg