Artichoke-Basil Chicken and Broccolini

This is a great recipe if you’re tired of pesto but have a garden full of basil.  (That said, if pesto is your thing check out these recipes.)

This simple weeknight dinner will take you less than 20 minutes from start to finish.  All you need to do is sauté the chicken, toss it in a quick pan sauce and stir in some flavorful artichoke hearts and sweet basil.  I also added broccolini to the mix to make this an all-in-one bowl meal.

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What to buy (serves 2):

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small jar artichoke hearts (about 1/2 cup), drained
  • 2 cups broccolini, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

What to do:

  • season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides
  • heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium heat
  • add onions and cook for 5 minutes or until softened, add garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant
  • add lemon juice, artichokes, broccolini, chicken broth and basil to the pan
  • cook for another 5 minutes until sauce is thickening and chicken is no longer pink
  • serve hot
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