Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Restaurant Quality, 5 Star Meal

Artichoke Chicken

In my opinion, this is actually 7 out of 5 stars. That's how good it is. The first time we had it, my husband said it was good enough to have come from a restaurant. Like how I tried getting all fancy with the asparagus? I have a feeling square plates work so much better for arranging food. If you ask my sisters what I wanted to be when I grew up, they'd know I wanted to be a food photographer. We'd be in the Sonic drive through and I would just sit there analyzing their food posters. I guess this new cooking spree of mine will help me get better! Ok, down to business. This is such an easy recipe.

4 boneless chicken breasts (*I used six boneless chicken thighs*)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup parmesan cheese, 4 ounces (*My cheaper hack: Italian Style Six Cheese Blend*)
1 clove garlic, minced
Pepper, to taste
14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

Pound the chicken breasts flat(*did not do this*) and place them on a rimmed foil-lined baking sheet. Mix the remaining ingredients and spread evenly over the chicken. Bake at 375ยบ 15 minutes (*I cook mine for 35 minutes because I have no idea how long it takes chicken to cook and the thighs don't dry out if overcooked*). Keeping the chicken on the center oven rack, turn on the broiler and broil the chicken about 5-7 minutes until the topping has browned, watching it closely so that it doesn't burn (*I did not broil mine at all*).

Seriously, plan to make this meal. You won't be disappointed. I'm sure kids would love it as well (as long as you don't say artichoke).

Linking to:
Somewhat Simple
It's a Keeper
Food Trip Friday
Ekat's Kitchen


  1. Not only you cooked great, even the plating will pass for food mag!

  2. thanks for sharing your recipe, it looks yummy and i love to try it one of these days! happy food trip friday! :)

  3. hheehehe looks great yummy food...Happy FTF!

    Mine is here

  4. this looks like it would please the crowd for sure thanks for sharing

  5. looks so simple yet so gorgeous. Will try it out sometime

    Happy FTF, here's my entry, hope you'd check it out too

  6. I am making this dish this week, I will tell you how it turns out!