Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chicken, Artichoke, Brown Rice and Spinach Bake

Had to post this recipe on here - it is a regular in my cooking rotation and probably the most popular recipe, at least from the reviews I've gotten from several friends who've made it. It is chock-full of super foods and has a great flavor. Definitely a friendly recipe, whether you're a novice or experienced cook.

Chicken Artichoke Brown Rice and Spinach Bake

2 cups instant brown rice  
8 oz spinach
16 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded or chopped
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp black pepper  
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
14 oz (1 can) artichoke hearts, NOT packed in oil 
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss wedges
1/2 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt  


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the rice according to package directions. In a large bowl, combine the hot rice and the spinach. Stir until the spinach wilts. 

In a separate bowl, mix Laughing Cow wedges, yogurt, and all but 1 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese until well blended. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and add to rice and spinach mixture.

When combined, spread in a 9 x 12 pan prepared with cooking spray. Top with the remaining Tbsp of Parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Serves 6 - 8. 


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