Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Wellington

Chicken Wellington is a hearty meal fancy enough for any dinner party. Look for smaller chicken breasts for this recipe - they'll be easier to fold in half.

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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Wellingtons

  • Prep Time: 25 m
  • Cook Time: 40 m
  • Total Time: 1 h 5 m
  • Servings:


  • 4 5- to 6-ounce boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach thawed (about 10 ounces)
  • ¾ cup chopped artichokes hearts
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 sheet puff pastry defrosted
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Fold the short end of the chicken breast under the larger end to make the chicken breast into a rounded shape rather than oblong and secure with a toothpick. Pre-heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and brown the chicken breasts on both sides. Remove the toothpicks and set the chicken breasts aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Squeeze the liquid out of the defrosted frozen spinach. Combine the softened butter and cream cheese in a bowl and fold in the Parmesan cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roll out puff pastry to a 12-inch by 12-inch square. Cut the pastry into 4 equal 6-inch squares. Spread a quarter of the spinach mixture in the center of each square of puff pastry. Place a chicken breast on top of each pile of spinach. Fold the puff pastry up around the chicken, pinching the seams shut. You may have to gently stretch the dough to cover the chicken breast. Place the seam side down on a baking sheet and brush the outside of the dough with the egg wash. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until puff pastry is browned and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
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  1. Are you cooking the chicken completely (to a safe temperature) or just browning before you put into the puff pastry wrap? It’s not clear in the directions.

    1. Hi Patricia. You’re just browning the chicken before it goes into the puff pastry. It will finish cooking through when it is in the oven with the pastry.

  2. Can Wellingtons be assembled and kept refrigerated before cooking? Would love to have all prepared before guest arrive.

    1. Hi Mona. Yes, you can definitely assemble them ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator. Just make sure the internal temperature of the chicken comes to 165˚F when you do cook them – leave yourself an extra 5 – 10 minutes of baking time to achieve this.

  3. I am definitely making this for my dinner party next week. Is it necessary to sear the chicken in oil first? Could you let the chicken sit in the seasoning overnight and assemble them without searing?

    1. You want to sear the chicken to make sure it is fully cooked when baked in the puff pastry. You also run the risk of the pastry getting soggy when it bakes if you don’t sear the chicken before wrapping it in the pastry. It is a quick step which we would advise you do not skip in the recipe.

    1. You can freeze the chicken wellingtons, but you want to thaw them in the refrigerator overnight before you are going to cook them.

  4. It looks like it’s braided on top. Did you put another piece of twisted puff pastry on top?

    1. Yes, there are twisted strips of puff pastry on top to give it a decorative look. You can also use small cookie cutters to cut out leaves or different shapes to decorate the dough. Just be sure to brush it with egg wash before and after adding to the puff pastry.

  5. 5 stars
    Hi Meredith,
    I made these delicious Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Wellingtons for my dinner guests. They were a huge hit! It all looked as good as it tasted too! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious easy to follow recipes. I have learned so much from your helpful, step by step videos as well. You’re an excellent chef and teacher! I’m now enjoying my time in my tiny condo kitchen preparing meals for friends and family again. You’re the best!

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