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Chicken Artichoke & Rice

This rich, cheesy dish is the perfect winter comfort food. Serve as a side dish or main entrée and watch your family fall in love!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cajun Country Rice, Medium Grain
  • 1 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cups grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • your favorite brand of seasoning, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast or tenders
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, tightly packed
  • 14 oz quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare rice according to instructions.
  • Season chicken with season all and pan fry in olive oil till cooked. Shred chicken once cooked.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine whole milk and parmesan.
  • When cheese is melted, add cream cheese, garlic and red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until cream cheese is melted and mixture is slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, stir together cooked rice, chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts, 1 cup (8 oz)mozzarella and cream cheese mixture, and transfer to a 9"x13" baking dish, sprayed with non-stick spray. Top with remaining cheese and bake until cheese is melted and golden, 20-30minutes.
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