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chicken breast covered in spinach artichoke sauce in skillet

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Skillet (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


This spinach artichoke chicken skillet is made with tender seared chicken breast, covered in a creamy, dairy-free spinach and artichoke sauce. It’s an easy, low carb, 30 minute weeknight dinner for all the spinach artichoke dip lovers! Paleo, Whole30, & Keto too!



For the chicken breast:

  • 4 small-medium boneless skinless chicken breast or 2 large halved
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (or olive oil)

For the creamy sauce:


  1. Season the chicken breast on both sides with basil, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Heat oil over medium heat in skillet. Sauté chicken breast on each side for 6-8 minutes. Transfer cooked chicken breast to a plate. 
  2. Wash skillet out to remove brown bits. In the same skillet, over medium heat, melt ghee. Add garlic and onions, and sauté over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. 
  3. Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, lemon juice, arrowroot, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Whisk together. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low. Stir in artichoke hearts and spinach. Return the chicken to the skillet, and spoon the sauce over the chicken. Garnish with red pepper flakes. Serve hot.


  • *Optional add-ins: mushrooms, nutritional yeast (adds a cheesy flavor), cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, bacon, or freshly grated Parmesan cheese (not dairy free).
  • Sauté 6 minutes on each side for thinner chicken breast, and 8 minutes for thicker chicken breast.
  • I’ve found that Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk or Thrive Market Coconut Milk work best for this recipe. If you aren’t a fan of coconut milk, try unsweetened cashew milk or cashew cheese.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: creamy spinach artichoke chicken, spinach and artichoke chicken, one pan spinach artichoke chicken