Chicken Artichoke Spinach Boats

The easiest Chicken Artichoke Spinach BoatsFrench bread loaded with a spinach artichoke dip inspired filling. Adding chicken to the filling makes this recipe a great dish even for lunch with a side salad.

If you enjoy bread boats, try our Chicken Broccoli Bread Boats.

Easy bread boats recipe great for an appetizer, a side dish, or as a main dish! Crispy bread boats with a creamy chicken and artichoke filling.

chicken artichoke bread boats-

I love using store-bought French bread and filling it with ingredients and baking the bread. It’s like hearty homemade pizza but so easy to make since you skip baking the dough.

This recipe is for those that love spinach artichoke dip. We take the dip to a whole new level by adding chicken to the mixture and topping it over the bread loading the bread with cheese. Once baked, the flavors are amazing.

 How to make chicken artichoke spinach boats. How to stuff the bread with chicken, artichoke and spinach mixture.

how to make chicken artichoke spinach boats-

  • Finely Chop spinach. Drain artichoke and chop. Drain chicken. Cube tomatoes.
  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the filling.
  • Cut the top off the French bread and push the center of loaf down to create an opening. Slice loaf in half.
  • Spread mixture evenly over sliced bread.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake until bread is toasted, the filling cooked and cheese melts.
  • ENJOY!

Chicken Artichoke Spinach Boats, French bread filled with a creamy chicken and spinach filling.

This is a great recipe for those that are working parents and sometimes need a quick but good dinner. It’s so hearty and filling yet so easy to make.

other great recipes for easy dinners:

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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Artichoke Spinach Boats

French bread boats with a chicken, artichoke and spinach filling and loaded with cheese. Easy recipe for a quick lunch or dinner inspired by the popular spinach artichoke dip.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread boats
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 (12 oz) can chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 7 oz canned artichoke hearts
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup cubed tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 - 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (for the top)
  • 1 loaf French bread


  • Chop spinach. Drain artichoke, chop. Drain chicken. Cube tomatoes. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  • In a bowl, combine chicken, spinach, mayo, artichoke, cream cheese, garlic, tomatoes, and cheese. 
  • Cut bread in half. Then horizontally in half again. Spread mixture evenly over sliced bread. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 365°F for 15-18 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and becomes golden around the edges.
  • Enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Artichoke Spinach Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 770mg33%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1530IU31%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Dana K 05/28/2018, 6:42 pm Link Reply

    Thanks for the great recipe!!! You didn’t write what is the good oven temperature for it to bake.

    • admin 05/29/2018, 2:52 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much for catching that, Dana. It’s fixed! 🙂 I hope you try these and love them as much as we did. So good!! <3 Thanks for visiting our online home.

  • Oksana 01/03/2017, 5:33 pm Link Reply

    This recipe is to die for! It tastes like a stuffed pizza! It was gobbled up before anything else at our New Years table! Such a great recipe!!

    • admin 01/03/2017, 8:36 pm Link Reply

      Cheeks turning many shades of pink from such a sweet comment?.. So glad you all enjoyed it. I just love how easy it is to throw together. One of my go-to recipes for when I really am too busy for a time consuming meal but we still need to eat. ☺

  • Natasha 08/29/2016, 6:31 pm Link Reply

    Oh nice, im gonna have to start writing it down. Get a nice notebook and get organized with the recipes, while kids are at school. I have 1st grader and 2nd grader, and 3 younger kids at home with me 🙂 but it seems like the house is quiet when older ones are in school.

    • admin 08/30/2016, 6:48 pm Link Reply

      Forgot, if you’re into computers, Pinterest is a superb way to organize recipes. You can even have “secret” boards.. (You know, for those recipes that were a fail.. hehe..)
      Oh WOW mamma. You have got your hands full! May God give you lots and lots of patience and wisdom. I always tell myself this so will remind you as well. It’s so easy to get so caught up with “all my time/energy is for the kids” and forget about you. Pamper yourself, rest, read a book. Something always needs done and it’ll never end but your health is so important. ? I know I need to make myself just stop so, just in case you needed to hear that, you’re beautiful, special and need a break..?

  • Natasha 08/27/2016, 7:45 pm Link Reply

    I just made this and it was soooo yummy! My husband and kids loved it, thank you so much for all your great recipes! This will be my keeper recipe for parties and quick get together sandwiches. Love your website. One question how do you keep all your recipes? I get lost sometimes and not sure if I should be printing them out or just remember in my head, lol but it gets so hard, like so many websites to remember but then printing all the recipes the book gets to fat lol.

    • admin 08/28/2016, 1:54 pm Link Reply

      Aww. Thank you Natashenka.. So glad this recipe is a keeper.. ??
      Ha.. I know what you mean about recipes. Best advice, or what I do, is I just have a little book with names of different dishes I love and blog it’s from. So Appetizers, Breakfast, Lunch, Salad, Dinner, etc. Then say this recipe I just have under “Appetizers” Valentina’s Corner Chicken Artichoke Boats.. If I ever need that recipe I just Google it or go onto that blog and in search area write the name. Then, as I cook, I just have my laptop open. My kids cook from my blog all the time.. I never use a cookbook for my recipes, lol.. You’ll love this method. ☺☺??

  • Olya 08/26/2016, 2:26 pm Link Reply

    Oh my, its my kinda food! He he…?
    Looks really good Valechka! I wish you posted your goodies more often!??? just a small wish of mine!
    Quick question, what brand artichoke do you use?

    • admin 08/26/2016, 6:07 pm Link Reply

      You’re the sweetest. Thank you for the lovely comment, it’s appreciated. Honestly, I usually just purchase whatever is at a good price or on sale. ;)..
      Hope you enjoy this as much as I do… <3. Thank you for visiting our blog..

  • Nina 08/24/2016, 7:17 pm Link Reply

    Yumm! You made me so hungry !!
    😉 will definitely make this for lunch 🙂

    • admin 08/24/2016, 10:19 pm Link Reply

      Hi Ninka… Hhhmmm, I’m guessing that’s a good thing if I’m making you hungry?.. Lunch sounds like a great idea! Super easy, super good.. (This is also great to use half a loaf at one, refrigerate the rest and use the following day?.. I love to leave some and toast it for my hubby in the morning, zero effort, great results.?)

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