Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Baked Chicken with Artichokes, Lemon, and Thyme; Mashed Cauliflower, Roasted Asparagus

Stacey and Jenny came over for dinner again tonight. I am so lucky to have friends who are willing to be my guinea pigs for new recipes, even when they are eating things they have never had before.

Tonight I made a chicken dish baked with artichokes and thyme in white wine-lemon sauce. I also made mashed cauliflower (great substitute for mashed potatoes) and roasted asparagus.

Here is the recipe for the chicken. I read a few recipes for inspiration and ideas and then made up my own.


  • 3-4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 10 oz chicken broth
  • 1 14 oz can artichokes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Juice from 1/3 lemon
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch for thickening
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch for coating the chicken
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter


  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large saute pan
  • Dredge chicken in cornstarch, shake off the excess, and add to hot pan
  • Brown chicken; approximately 3 minutes on each side; transfer to a baking dish
  • De-glaze pan with white wine; scrape up all the brown bits
  • Add 8 oz of the chicken broth, lemon juice, and thyme; bring to a simmer
  • Mix the remaining chicken broth with 1 tbsp cornstarch; whisk into the pan to thicken the sauce
  • Add parsley to the sauce
  • Top the chicken with artichokes and then pour the sauce over the chicken
  • Bake the chicken on 400 for 20-30 minutes, or until completely cooked

This chicken was great - very fresh and light tasting. I'll definitely make it again.

I served it with mashed cauliflower and roasted asparagus. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

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  1. I posted about this dish's awesomeness when you first posted you were going to make it. But it looks even BETTER now that you made it! I have been looking to make chicken with artichokes for a while now. I will have to try this.

  2. you're so creative! this looks great.

  3. We made this a few weeks ago and LOVED it! It will definitely be in the rotation in the future! Thanks for the inspiration!