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4.15 from 7 votes

Jalapeno Artichoke Chicken Bake

Creamy, cheesy jalapeno artichoke dip smothered over chicken thighs and topped with a crispy, buttery cracker topping!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

For the Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

  • 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced fat grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts (2 cans, drained and roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno slices (from a jar, finely chopped)

For the chicken bake:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs*
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 16-20 buttery crackers (like Ritz or Town House), crumbled

Instructions

For the jalapeno artichoke dip:

  • Combine all ingredients except for ½ cup mozzarella cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes on high, then stir well.
  • Microwave for another 2 minutes, or until hot.
  • Top with the remaining ½ cup mozzarella cheese, and allow it to melt (microwave another 10-20 seconds if needed).

For the chicken bake:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Place the chicken in a 9x13 baking dish and spoon the jalapeno dip on top.
  • Bake about 15 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine mozzarella cheese with cracker crumbs.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and sprinkle the cracker mixture on top of jalapeno artichoke dip.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked.

Notes

Note that the jalapeno artichoke dip can be made in the slow cooker instead of the microwave. Recipe here: https://dizzybusyandhungry.com/guilt-free-jalapeno-artichoke-dip/
*If you use chicken breasts instead of thighs, you may need to increase the baking time up to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the breasts.

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 1824mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2035IU | Vitamin C: 23.2mg | Calcium: 498mg | Iron: 3.2mg