One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli

One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

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!

One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Dinner

One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Dinner

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


    Chicken and Broccoli Dinner
  • 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
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki or lite soy sauce (Teriyaki recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha, more or less to taste


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. For sauce, whisk together ingredients and add to the pan for the last minute of cooking time. Serve and enjoy!


23 Comments on "One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli"

  1. Lisa  January 27, 2016

    I need to lose 100 to 150#s in order to have hip and knee replacement. I take once a month treatments for my leukemia. I have no immune system. I’m diabetic, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Osteoarthritis, acid reflux. Due to cancer, no immune system and diabetes the drs day I am at 10 times greater risk of infections and complications. So where do I begin for exercise when I’m in pain most of the time and what diet plan. One for fast weight loss or diabetic. Was at 387# several years ago. Now no meds for diabetes. Don’t at 330# right now. Need help for how n where to start. Need to get back to work but in no shape currently. Have workout bands just don’t know if there is video to purchase for DVD player. Need beginners exercise to get started and diet help…help me please.

    • Gale Compton  January 27, 2016

      Lisa, Please check with your doctor for a good recommendation about which exercise and diet programs will work best with your health issues.
      We have tons of workouts for beginners, but to be on the safe side check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. 🙂

    • Debbie  May 14, 2016

      Try walking with Leslie Sansone. If you have access to YouTube she, and others, have lots of free full length videos downloaded on there. It is easy on the joints and a great way to ease into exercise. Skinny Ms has videos on there too. Walking is an excellent noninvasive exercise! It has helped me lose 50 pounds so far. Good luck to you.

  2. Vicki  January 29, 2016

    To to to salty family loved the flavors how can I lower salt without losing flavor?

    • Gale Compton  January 30, 2016

      Vicki, Use other spices, for example, with this dish maybe a little garlic powder, dry ginger, and a touch of heat with cayenne pepper.

  3. Angela  March 7, 2016

    This was DELISH, tastes just like Panda Express if you put it over some rice

    • SkinnyMs.  March 8, 2016

      We’re glad you liked it, Angela! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. patty johnson  August 21, 2016

    I need to lose 100. I have Osteoarthritis other than that no real health problems although I have been confined to a electric wheel chair. where or what kind of exercizes can I do when I’m in pain 90 percent of the day…please help thanks

  5. Kara  January 3, 2017

    when I import this recipe into myfitnesspal it has it at almost 350 calories per serving! (at 4 servings)… how do you determine your calories?

    • Kym Votruba  January 3, 2017

      We use Edamam Nutrition Wizard. My Fitness Pal is most likely calculating the chicken with the skin on. This makes a huge difference in the nutritional data.

  6. Kkp  January 26, 2017

    What do any of these comments have to do with the recipe that is featured!!!???!!!

  7. Darlene  May 24, 2017

    Need to lose 25-30 lbs plz help

  8. Susie Wayland  July 10, 2017

    This was a very good meal, very filling. I will definitely make this again!

    • Emilia Horn  July 11, 2017

      Glad to hear it, Susie!

  9. Andrea  August 2, 2017

    It says smart points 4, is that weight watchers?

    • Jennifer Hanford  August 3, 2017

      Hi, Andrea. Yes, that’s correct. SmartPoints is a counting system for Weight Watchers.

  10. Angelina  August 31, 2017

    Just used this recipe and it was wonderful. Super easy and my kids loved it.

    • Nichole Furlong  August 31, 2017

      Hi Angelina! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our recipe. Especially your kids, they’re the toughest critics!

  11. Lucy  October 18, 2017

    Where do find 4 smart points weight watchers? Recipe says 2 smart points, makes 4 servings

  12. Bran  March 6, 2018

    Followed to the letter. Super quick and easy, yet delicious. I like the sriracha, gives it just enough spice and kick!


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