Chicken Artichoke Pasta Skillet

This easy, delicious Artichoke Pasta Skillet dinner is done in less than 30 minutes! Add it to your dinner rotation!

Is anyone else having an "off" week? Now that I'm thinking about it we enter most years like a lion, as they say. Three years ago (I cannot believe it has been three years) brought devastating (yet relieving) job loss. Last year brought one of the most difficult surgeries/recoveries Elijah has ever had and this year we are ringing in the new year with all kinds of stress, anxiety and sleep-deprivation. Guess what goes well with stress? FOOD! Oh how I love food and I have been a tornado in the kitchen lately. I am SEVEN recipes behind in posting, which is a great food-blogger problem to have.

One of my specialties lately is skillet creations! I like to scrounge through the fridge and pantry and throw a handful of yummy ingredients into my good ol' cast iron skillet. This dinner was beyond easy and way yummier than I expected it to be. It required only FIVE ingredients and it is done in less than THIRTY minutes. 

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and pasta, both already cooked. Although, if you don't have already cooked chicken like I did, cut it into chunks and cook it in the skillet while your pasta is cooking. Or better yet, use the meat from a Rotisserie chicken.

Can I insert a little secret here that will save you tons of time with tons of different recipes? Instead of baking and shredding chicken, pull the meat from a pre-cooked Rotisserie chicken! This is my absolute favorite way to quickly have shredded chicken meat that is ready to be put into a recipe. In addition to this Chicken Artichoke Pasta Skillet, here are a few other recipes that Rotisserie chicken meat can be used in: Best Ever Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Enchilada Bake, Chicken and Dumplings and Chicken Burrito Bowls! Really, Rotisserie meat will work in any recipe that calls for shredded chicken meat.

Throw a little salt and pepper on top and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through.

Add diced tomatoes and artichokes.

Cook for 5 minutes, or until warm. Add mozzarella cheese.

Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.

Serve immediately!

Here's hoping your new year begins like a calm, sweet little lamb.

Chicken Artichoke Pasta Skillet

This easy, delicious dinner skillet is done in less than 30 minutes!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 8, 2015

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Serves: 4-6

Total time: 30 min

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 2 cups cooked pasta
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8.5-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions:
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add cooked chicken, pasta, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through.
  2. Add artichokes and diced tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Serve immediately!