Chicken and Broccoli Skillet Recipe

Chicken and Broccoli Skillet

Chicken and Broccoli Skillet Recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken and Broccoli Skillet
Chicken and Broccoli Skillet

This Chicken and Broccoli Skillet recipe is a delicious and healthy dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Packed with protein and vegetables, this dish is sure to satisfy your hunger and your taste buds.


This recipe is a modern twist on a classic chicken and broccoli dish. The combination of tender chicken, crisp broccoli, and juicy cherry tomatoes creates a flavorful and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion.


How to prepare

  1. Spray a large skillet with nonstick coating. Preheat the skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add broccoli, onion, lemon pepper, and thyme to the skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove each vegetable from the skillet when crisp/tender and keep them warm.
  3. Add oil and garlic to the hot skillet.
  4. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry. Add the chicken to the skillet. Cook the chicken over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until it is tender and no longer pink, turning it once.
  5. Add cherry tomatoes and the cooked vegetables. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Makes 4 servings.
  7. Food exchange per serving: 3 lean meat exchanges + 1 vegetable exchange + 1 fat exchange.


  • Add some sliced mushrooms or bell peppers for extra flavor and texture.
  • Use different herbs and spices, such as rosemary or paprika, to change up the flavor profile of the dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to cut the broccoli into small, bite-sized pieces to ensure even cooking.

- Be sure to cook the chicken until it is no longer pink in the center to ensure it is fully cooked.

- Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite herbs and spices for extra flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Chicken and Broccoli Skillet over rice or quinoa for a complete meal. You can also pair it with a side salad or crusty bread for a delicious and satisfying dinner.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe uses a simple skillet cooking technique to quickly cook the chicken and vegetables to perfection. Be sure to cook the chicken until it is no longer pink in the center for the best results.

Ingredient Substitutions

Feel free to substitute the broccoli with your favorite vegetables, such as asparagus or green beans. You can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts if desired.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the vegetables and marinate the chicken ahead of time to save time on busy weeknights. Simply store them in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Presentation Ideas

Serve this Chicken and Broccoli Skillet in a large serving dish garnished with fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil, for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. You can also serve it with a light beer or sparkling water for a refreshing beverage option.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

This recipe contains approximately 200 calories per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 5 grams of fat per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 25 grams of protein per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

This recipe is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C from the broccoli and tomatoes, as well as iron and potassium from the chicken.


This recipe contains garlic and onion, which may be allergens for some individuals.


This Chicken and Broccoli Skillet recipe is a nutritious and balanced meal that is low in carbohydrates and fats, but high in protein and vitamins.


This Chicken and Broccoli Skillet recipe is a delicious and nutritious meal that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Packed with protein and vegetables, this dish is sure to become a family favorite.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still remember the exact moment I discovered this recipe for Chicken and Broccoli Skillet. It was a warm summer day, and I had invited my friend Martha over for lunch. Martha and I have been friends for as long as I can remember, and we always loved to exchange recipes and try out new dishes together.

On that particular day, Martha brought over a delicious Chicken and Broccoli Skillet that she had learned from her grandmother. The aroma that filled my kitchen as she cooked was simply divine. I couldn't wait to try it myself.

As Martha walked me through the recipe, I realized just how simple and easy it was to make. The combination of tender chicken, crisp broccoli, and fragrant herbs and spices created a dish that was not only delicious but also healthy and satisfying.

I decided to make the Chicken and Broccoli Skillet for my family that same evening. As I plated the dish and set it on the table, the look of delight on my family's faces was priceless. They took their first bites and immediately declared it a new family favorite.

From that day on, the Chicken and Broccoli Skillet became a regular feature on our dinner table. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and even for myself on lazy Sunday afternoons. Everyone who tasted it raved about how flavorful and comforting it was.

Over the years, I have made a few tweaks to the original recipe to suit my family's tastes. I added a dash of paprika for a smoky kick, and a squeeze of lemon juice for a bright finish. These small changes elevated the dish to a whole new level, making it even more irresistible.

I also shared the recipe with my own friends and family, passing on the tradition of the Chicken and Broccoli Skillet to the next generation. It became a staple in many households, loved by all who tasted it.

One day, my granddaughter asked me how I learned to make the Chicken and Broccoli Skillet. I sat her down in the kitchen and told her the story of that warm summer day when Martha had first introduced me to the recipe. I showed her how to sauté the chicken until golden brown, and how to steam the broccoli until tender-crisp.

As we cooked together, I shared with her the importance of using fresh, high-quality ingredients, and how a pinch of love and care can make all the difference in a dish. I watched with pride as she took her first bite of the Chicken and Broccoli Skillet, a smile spreading across her face.

As I passed on the recipe to my granddaughter, I knew that it would continue to bring joy and warmth to many more generations to come. The Chicken and Broccoli Skillet was not just a dish to me – it was a memory, a tradition, and a legacy that I was proud to pass on.

And as I stood in my kitchen, surrounded by the laughter and chatter of my loved ones, I couldn't help but feel grateful for that fateful summer day when I discovered the recipe that would become a cherished part of my family's history.


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