One of our favorite appetizers is artichoke dip. This chicken is pretty much chicken covered with it so needless to say we love it! The best thing about this recipe is that it can be made without making a special trip to the store since it is compiled of mainly pantry items. Another bonus is that it can be made for just 2 people (but can easily be made for more) If it were up to my husband we would probably eat this at least once a week.
2 chicken breasts, pounded thin (or 4-5 tenders)
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. artichoke hearts, drained and chopped1/3 c. grated cheddar cheese (white cheddar may look prettier for entertaining but I use whichever I have on hand)
Salt (or Garlic salt)
sprinkle the chicken liberally with salt & pepper then sauté in olive oil on medium-high heat, for about 8-10 minutes, flipping once, or until the juices run clear when pierced with a fork. Set aside.
Mix together the mayonnaise, artichoke hearts and cheddar cheese until evenly distributed. I will sometimes add a couple dashes of garlic salt too because I love garlic but it's up to you. Spread the mixture over the sauteed chicken breasts, and then broil at 450 degrees for about 3-5 minutes. Do not take your eyes off them — broiling can lead to burning faster than you can imagine. When the cheese is melted and bubbling and the tops are golden, remove and serve.