Recipe: Artichoke & Lemon Chicken

9 Apr

Big news this week- the hubbster got a promotion!!! We were so stoked, we decided to skip the leftovers I had planned for Friday night, and instead, went out to supper at TGI Fridays (on a gift card from Christmas- you KNOW we ain’t payin full price for restaurant food. Jeez.) It was awesome. I had my fav, the bruschetta pasta dish (awesome!), and Mike had the chicken piccata. We were inspired by both dishes, but it just so happened I had artichoke hearts in the cupboard, so that’s what we made this week. It. Was. Delicious. The recipe is adapted from The Food Network.

Artichoke & Lemon Chicken


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, quartered
  • White rice


  1. Place chicken in zip-loc bags and pound with a meat mallet until ¼ inch thick.
  2. Remove chicken from bag and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a shallow dish combine flour, lemon zest, paprika, and garlic powder. Add chicken to coat. Shake off extra flour.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute 2 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Add lemon juice, wine, and chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  6. Simmer 5 minutes until sauce thickens. Add artichoke hearts and simmer to heat through.
  7. Cook rice in a rice cooker.
  8. Put chicken, sauce, and artichoke hearts over the rice.
  9. Eat.

Do you have any recipes inspired by yummy dishes you tried at a restaurant? We’d like to hear them! Leave them in the comments- seriously, we’re hungry.

Download the .pdf version of this recipe HERE.


9 Responses to “Recipe: Artichoke & Lemon Chicken”

  1. Jessica Havican April 9, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Congrats on the promotion!! I love anything with artichokes so I will definitely be giving this a try!

    • chefshellina April 9, 2011 at 11:04 am #

      Thank you! And this recipe- oh man delicious. Let me know how you like it. 🙂

  2. literarychicks78 April 10, 2011 at 12:30 am #


  3. MCG ESQ April 10, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Congrats, that’s great! This recipe looks delicious and easy to make. I’m defiantly going to try it especially since I love artichokes!

    • chefshellina April 10, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      Thanks- it is really easy, and tastes amazing.

  4. lifetasteslikefood April 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I love artichoke hearts!! This is definitely one of the next dishes on my list of recipes to try!!! And congrats on the promotions!! Yay!! 🙂

  5. Jenni April 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Congrats on the promotion! That’s fantastic.

    This recipe sounds yummy! I’ll have to give it a try.

    • chefshellina April 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

      It was so simple and flavorful, we adored it. (the recipe) and the promotion doesn’t taste too bad either! 😉

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