We love one-skillet dinners for their simplicity. We also love how they won’t leave you staring at a depressing mountain of dirty pots and pans after preparing dinner. This one-skillet chicken and broccoli dish combines broccoli florets, a veggie superhero that delivers a host of health benefits, with tender, protein-packed chicken. The chicken tastes crisp and flavorful when decorated with sautéed vegetables, and the marriage of protein and fiber that this meal pronounces is guaranteed to satisfy any grumbling tummy.
For a spicy kick that’ll tickle your taste buds and pack in some excitement, add the optional Asian sauce to the pan as a final step. Chicken and broccoli might be your go-to as a typical takeout order, but not anymore after whipping up this easy dish!
Servings: 4 | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 130 | Total Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 227mg | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 21g | SmartPoints: 2
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 (4-6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into large bite-sized pieces
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 3 tablespoons chicken broth, or water
- 1/4 kosher or sea teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons teriyaki or lite soy sauce (Teriyaki recipe)
- 1 tablespoon sriracha, more or less to taste
Add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat and brown the chicken on all sides, about 8 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside. Add broccoli florets and lightly sauté until slightly tender. Remove broccoli and set aside.
Add the onion and celery to the skillet and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, until the celery has softened , and the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the broth (or water), chicken, and broccoli back to the skillet along with the salt and pepper. Cook ingredients for about 5 more minutes, until chicken is heated through.
For sauce, whisk together ingredients and add to the pan for the last minute of cooking time. Serve and enjoy!