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One Pot Chicken and Vegetables Skillet (Healthy & Low Carb)

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One Pot Chicken and Vegetables Skillet (Healthy & Low Carb)
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Healthy Chicken and Vegetable Skillet – This one-pot chicken breast recipe with vegetables takes 20 minutes to make and will wow your family with its fantastic flavor! It’s super easy to make and a great way to use up all those summer veggies you may have in the fridge. This chicken breast recipe with veggies makes a great low-carb meal and is also excellent for meal prep. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Chicken and Vegetable Skillet

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Chicken and vegetable skillet recipe

Make this colorful one-pot chicken and vegetable skillet for an easy dinner! It’s the perfect occasion to empty up your refrigerator from the veggies that sit there! This skillet chicken recipe requires minimal cleanup and makes a great base for a low-carb meal. Broccoli, bell peppers, and zucchini give this easy chicken recipe some crunch, and the sauce is amazing. The result is a healthy chicken and vegetable dinner with a rainbow of colors that will wow everyone!

How to cook chicken and vegetables in a skillet

Making chicken breast and vegetables in a skillet is pretty straightforward. Note that this cooking method works with any protein.

First, cut the chicken breast into small 1/2-inch cubes, then season chicken bites with salt and pepper, olive oil, and cajun seasoning. Sautee the chicken bites for 5-7 minutes until cooked and browned.

Cook the vegetables: In the same skillet, stir-fry the onion, then add the rest of the vegetables. Season with Cajun seasoning and cook on medium until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Deglaze the pan with chicken stock, then add the cooked chicken bites back to the skillet and mix with the veggies to combine. Easy!

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Directions

1. To make the Chicken Bites and Vegetable Skillet: In a large bowl add the chicken breast cubes and season with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and cajun seasoning and toss until coated.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add seasoned chicken bites and cook for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked. Remove to a plate and set aside

3. In the same skillet, stir fry the onion (add a little olive oil if needed) for 2 minutes, then add broccoli, zucchini, and bell pepper. Season with Cajun seasoning and cook on medium until vegetables are crisp-tender.

4. Deglaze with chicken stock, then add the cooked chicken bites back to the skillet and mix to combine. If desired, garnish with red chili pepper flakes and fresh parsley, and serve the chicken bites and vegetables immediately. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the chicken and vegetable recipe

  • Work to cut the chicken into regular-sized pieces so it cooks evenly. Be careful not to overcook the chicken; otherwise, it will be dry and tough.
  • Stir-fry your vegetables until tender-crisp, not too soft and mushy.
  • This chicken recipe with vegetables is all about the spicy Cajun flavors, don’t skimp on seasoning!
  • Diced boneless skinless chicken thighs will work great too. Add a few extra minutes to cook time.
  • You can blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water before throwing them into the skillet if you like them more tender.
  • Add a drizzle of lemon juice to brighten up the chicken if you like.

Can we use meat other than chicken?

This recipe works well with diced pork, turkey, or even smoked sausage!

What to serve with the chicken and vegetables?

This chicken breast and vegetable recipe is already a complete meal, but nothing prevents you from serving it over cauliflower rice if you would like to keep it low-carb or over white rice, pasta, or couscous.

How and how long to keep the Chicken breast and Vegetable Skillet leftovers?

You can store the chicken bites and veggies leftovers for up to 3 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat gently in a skillet with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

Can we freeze the chicken and veggies?

Sure, you can! Note that the vegetables may be soft and soggy after thawing; they’ll be more like part of the sauce. Seal in a few separate freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the chicken and vegetables overnight in your refrigerator before reheating in a skillet or microwave.

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  • Tara

    2024-02-18 20:35:20

    I don't understand why so many people say this is bland. This has 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning coating the chicken! Very healthy with a nice little kick. But in the nutrition facts it says this is 2 servings. No way! At least 4.

  • Matt

    2024-01-17 21:53:25

    Delicious! I made this a few times. Here are some changes I made the last time I made it ( think this added a lot more flavor): -Used a whole large onion and caramelized in the pan -I added 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks. I sautéed the pineapple chunks and broccoli in a separate pan with a 1/4 cup of water and some butter since my main pan was a little crowded and added at the end with the chicken. -added 1/2 cup white wine to the hot pan prior to the deglazing with Chicken stock -used a whole cup of chicken stock and reduced using high heat -shredded some aged white cheddar on each plate -Since there was a good amount of sauce, I served over some rice

  • Rylee Gates

    2023-10-25 20:25:27

    Great healthy recipe but it was a little bland! I added some soy sauce and minced garlic and it’s so much better

  • Kirsten

    2023-10-02 08:14:43

    Definitely love the amount of veggies in this recipe! While everything looked great, it didn't have a lot of flavor. It really needs some sort of sauce to coat everything. I think the pictures on this blog must have had some sort of sauce for that coloring. I've attached a picture of the dish completed. We served with rice. Next time, I'll make a brown sauce or add some teriyaki sauce.

    One Pot Chicken and Vegetables Skillet (Healthy & Low Carb)
  • Shawn

    2023-07-10 22:59:13

    I did some changes. I put it all in a sheet pan and baked it for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. I thought the two tablespoons of Cajun seasoning made it extremely salty. Perhaps 1 tablespoon is enough? I served it on white rice and it was good, easy to make and easy cleanup. Next time I will cut the Cajun seasoning to 1 Tbsp and will squeeze the juice of a lemon + a bit of lemon zest. :)

  • Paige

    2023-06-26 20:04:28

    Love all the veggies, and I used boneless chicken thighs because they taste better than dry breasts. However, I agree with two other reviewers. The first thing I thought was it looks nothing like the photos. Bright and colorful yes, but nothing like the photos. The overall taste, however, was lacking for us. Will definitely try it again but maybe with a stir fry sauce we use frequently that might elevate the flavors. But again, easy, colorful, and nutritious.

  • Andrea

    2023-05-03 00:45:49

    Easy and amazing!

  • Emily Baker

    2023-04-05 20:39:21

    So so yummy!

  • Dee

    2023-02-02 16:01:32

    First time making this recipes and hands down it’s fantastic!! 💯 percent recommended

  • Dee

    2023-02-02 16:01:12

    First time making this recipes and hands down it’s fantastic!! 💯 percent recommended

  • Nic

    2022-11-23 05:37:53

    Pretty good as a base. Personally I would prefer much more flavor. Would also suggest blanching the broccoli first.

  • Kayla

    2022-09-15 06:46:22

    Was a win for us. Served over cauliflower rice. Delicious. Didn’t change a thing

  • Jill

    2022-05-31 21:08:11

    This may be my new favorite weeknight dinner. Easy, healthy , & so good.

  • Estefania

    2022-05-25 23:48:17

    Made this recipe buy w/o the chicken broth & I sauté onions w/ small potatoes & it was delicious! And made a side of brown rice! Yum!

  • Crystal

    2022-03-17 23:04:32

    So delicious I’m watching my salt intake so I swapped the broth out for fresh squeezed lemon juice will definitely be making again

  • Vaitlin

    2022-03-02 12:59:37

    This is a great base recipe! There's not really much sauce at all. So we added soy sauce and sriracha to the vegetables, and a Chinese stir fry marinade and it was delicious!

  • Amber Joy

    2021-11-19 19:41:49

    Decent dish, but doesn’t look anything like the photos. Given the ingredients, not sure what would even make it look like that

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