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Chicken & Broccoli Skillet

  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4


This healthy, delicious Chicken & Broccoli Skillet is the perfect choice for a family-friendly recipe; it is ideal for even the busiest of households. The combination of healthy ingredients will give your whole family something to celebrate, especially if you're having a holiday get-together. 



5 T. unsalted, divided
3 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
3-4 large garlic cloves, finely minced
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
3 T. lemon juice
½ c. chicken broth or water
1 c. red cabbage, chopped small
2 c. fresh or frozen broccoli florets, chopped small*
3 T. fresh parsley, chopped

* For best results, use fresh broccoli as it will provide better color in the finished dish. If using frozen, thaw and drain completely before adding to the hot skillet.


  1. Add 3 tablespoons butter and two tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet set over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown, approximately 1-2 minute.

  2. Add chicken and season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is nicely browned on all sides, approximately 7-8 minutes.

  3. Transfer the chicken to a platter and set aside.

  4. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth and deglaze the bottom of the skillet by gently scraping with a spatula. Simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, approximately 2-3 minutes.

  5. Add remaining butter and oil to the hot skillet. Add the red cabbage and broccoli to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are just tender, approximately 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook.

  6. Return the chicken to the skillet and stir to combine. Once chicken is heated through, remove from heat. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins

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