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Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipes are a little reminiscent of the 80s and Gourmet magazine. It’s kinda fancy and a holdover from a previous time, but a dish everyone loves. The trouble is the recipes are typically drowning in heavy cream, loaded up with cream cheese, and topped with even more cheese. Yikes! 

This Good and Good for You recipe has all the flavor, but not the fat and calories. It’s easy to put together and you’re going to love it. This Spinach Artichoke Chicken Bake is great for a weeknight supper and can be a great dinner party dish, too. 

This issue of Good and Good for You Living shares:

  • Best Life Living Tip that helps you keep the promises you make yourself.
  • Self Care Technique perfect for sandal season.
  • Ideas and Inspo from a NYT best-selling author

Read on for more — and your fave new recipe for Spinach Artichoke Chicken Bake. 

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Best Life Living Tip

If you are an honest and trustworthy person it’s said that your word is gold.

Why is it so hard for our word to be gold with ourselves? It’s easy to say, “I am not going to __________ today. It could be eating ice cream, drinking wine, or some other indulgent act.

When we break promises to ourselves all the time, we’re hurting our self-confidence.

When you break promises to yourself, you’re teaching yourself that you don’t have to take yourself seriously and that you are not important. Unintentionally, you’re teaching yourself that it’s okay to let yourself down. Trusting and believing in yourself is important.

Here’s my fave podcaster, Mel Robbins with a video about keeping our promises. Give it a shot — and when you don’t keep a promise, acknowledge it and move on! Strive to do better, but don’t beat yourself up and make it worse. You can do it! 

Self Care Technique

It’s sandal season and the toes are coming out of hibernation, but that’s not the only reason to take care of your feet.

Your feet are everything! Taking time to treat yourself with foot care can help ease this stress put on your feet. I apply Swanson tea tree oil every night and give myself a little foot massage.

It’s not just about pretty feet — your feet are key to good balance. This is super important as we age. Check out this piece from AARP with 10 foot exercises for balance and stability. 

And, here are some other helpful ideas for healthy feet.

  • Change your socks daily.
  • Do a foot soak in Epsom salts.
  • Wear comfortable footwear – fashion is not worth ruining your feet.
  • Make sure your feet are clean and moisturized
  • Foot massages can help increase blood flow and energy into the feet.

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Ideas and Inspiration

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels!  She’s a fellow Atlantan and we collaborated during Covid to raise money for No Kid Hungry. Her latest book is Summers at the Saint; it’s become an instant bestseller!

She’s a huge inspiration, not only because of her writing but also because of her strength and how she’s publicly handled extreme personal adversity. I love her sass on social and she’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. I am in awe of her never-ending book tour and think she is one of the hardest-working women I know.

She’s also the co-founder of Friends and Fiction comprised of a group of best-selling authors that host a weekly chat with in-depth discussions about their writing careers and latest books.

Check her out and order her books!

Thanks so much for reading! Hope you enjoy my recipe for Spinach Artichoke Chicken Bake. Let me know what you think and please tag me on Instagram if you make it!

Bon Appetit, Y’all! 

Virginia Willis 

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Spinach and Artichoke Baked Chicken

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: dinner, main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken bake, healthy entree, spinach artichoke chicken, spinach artichoke dip
Servings: 6
Calories: 222kcal


  • 3 chicken breasts halved
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 10-ounce package chopped frozen spinach, thawed, and well drained
  • 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves very finely chopped
  • ½ cup 0% skyr
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cups (4 ounces) grated part-skim low moisture mozzarella


  • Place an oven rack in the center position. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a medium ovenproof baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place the breasts in the prepared pan. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place the onion in a microwave safe bowl. Add a splash of water and microwave until clear and translucent, about 30 seconds. Set aside to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the spinach, artichokes, garlic, skyr, mayonnaise, mustard, and reserved onion. Spoon the mixture on top of the chicken and spread to an even thickness. Sprinkle over the cheese.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake until the chicken reaches 165°F when tested with an instant read thermometer, 30 to 35 minutes. Serve immediately.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg
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Virginia Willis

Georgia-born French-trained chef Virginia Willis has foraged for berries in the Alaskan wilderness, harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily, and executed the food styling for a Super Bowl commercial seen by over 160 million people. Virginia is a Beard award-winning cookbook author, chef, content creator, and motivational speaker. She has lost 65# and kept it off for more than 3 years. Because of her own health journey, she is a cheerleader for others seeking to make lifestyle changes to feel healthier and happier. Her experience inspired her to launch “Good and Good for You” a lifestyle brand rooted in culinary that shares health and wellness content through digital channels; public speaking; and print media. Fans love her approachable spirit and friendly down-to-earth style. For more information visit

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  1. Anonymous

    What is SKR?

    1. Skyr is Icelandic yogurt. You could also use reduced fat Greek yogurt — or sour cream. 😉

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