Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Skillet

By Rena |

Make this one-pan creamy chicken and broccoli dinner recipe that’s so easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. Perfect weeknight healthy dinner recipes to serve the entire family.

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All you need is one pan or skillet to make this low-carb chicken dinner recipe. Tender and juicy chicken breast cooked in with creamy garlic broccoli with some lemon garnished. This chicken and broccoli skillet recipe is our go-to weeknight dinner recipe because it is so easy to make and only needs 30 minutes. You may serve this healthy chicken dinner recipe with a side of noodles, zucchini noodles, or rice. It is a perfect recipe to make if you plan to meal prep some meals for the week.

Why you will love this chicken recipe

  • Easy: this chicken and broccoli recipe is super easy to put together in just one pan and only needs 30 minutes of your time.
  • Healthy: juicy chicken breast recipe made with a handful of simple and healthy ingredients and loaded with nutrition and veggies. It is also a low carb meal.
  • Simple, quick, and delicious: you will love how simple and quick it is to make this recipe. full of flavor and a straight forward recipe to put together.
top view chicken and broccoli recipe

Ingredient you will need

2 lb boneless chicken breasts
kosher salt and ground pepper, to taste
Italian seasoning
olive oil
garlic cloves
almond milk
gluten-free flour
broccoli head
fresh parsley
lemon wedges, optional to serve

ingredients to make creamy chicken and broccoli

How to make this easy chicken recipe

  • Prepare the chicken: Rub the chicken with the seasonings on all sides.
  • First, cook the chicken: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until golden-brown and cooked through, about 6-7 minutes per side. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
cooked chicken breasts in a skillet
  • Make the creamy sauce: In a small bowl whisk the almond milk and flour until smooth. To the same pan heat the remaining oil, over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for up to 1 minute.
  • Cook the creamy sauce: Pour in the almond milk mixture and stir; you should see the sauce getting thicker almost immediately as it heats up.
  • Next, add the broccoli: Add broccoli and cook for 6-8 minutes, or just until tender. Return the chicken back to the pan and continue to cook for a couple of minutes to heat up.
  • Serve: Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges, if desired.
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Recipe notes and tips

  • Note: 4 chicken breast pictured but there should be 6-8 pieces. If the chicken breast is on the thick side, slice them into two thinner pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Seasonings: we used Italian seasoning. You may use any other seasonings you prefer for the chicken, or make your own Italian seasoning combo.
  • Garlic: use fresh garlic if you have any. If you don’t have fresh garlic handy, you may use garlic powder.
  • Oil: any other oil will work. Olive oil, avocado oil, vegetable oil, or grapeseed oil.
  • Milk: we used almond milk. But any other milk of choice will do.
  • Veggies: broccoli was used in this recipe. You may use any of your favorite veggies like asparagus, Brussel sprouts, green beans, or zucchini.
  • Chicken: if you would like to use boneless chicken thighs go right ahead. Nutrition facts and calories will vary slightly.
  • Flour: Any flour you have should work.
close up chicken and broccoli skillet with lemon wedges

Frequently asked questions

Is chicken and broccoli healthy?

It all comes down to the ingredients you are adding to your chicken and broccoli recipe. Be mindful of the amount of sugar, cream, and oil being used. This chicken and broccoli skillet recipe is made with clean ingredients and a perfectly healthy recipe.

Can I use frozen broccoli to make chicken and broccoli?

Yes. If you don’t have fresh broccoli, you may use frozen broccoli. Thaw the broccoli first and place them on a paper towel to absorb the water.

How to store chicken and broccoli?

Place leftover chicken and broccoli in a tightly sealed container and store in the the fridge for up to 4 days. You may freeze leftovers as well. Allow them to thaw in the fridge the night before and simply microwave when ready to eat.

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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Skillet

Tender and juicy chicken breast cooked with broccoli on a skillet. Easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 1 medium broccoli head chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • Lemon wedges optional to serve

Instructions

  • Rub the chicken with the seasonings on all sides.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until golden-brown and cooked through, about 6-7 minutes per side. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
  • In a small bowl whisk the almond milk and flour until smooth.
  • To the same pan heat the remaining oil, over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for up to 1 minute.
  • Pour in the almond milk mixture and stir; you should see the sauce getting thicker almost immediately as it heats up.
  • Add broccoli and cook for 6-8 minutes, or just until tender. Return the chicken back to the pan and continue to cook for a couple of minutes to heat up.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges, if desired.

Notes

  • Note: 4 chicken breast pictured but there should be 6-8 pieces. If the chicken breast is on the thick side, slice them into two thinner pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Seasonings: we used Italian seasoning. You may use any other seasonings you prefer for the chicken, or make your own Italian seasoning combo.
  • Garlic: use fresh garlic if you have any. If you don’t have fresh garlic handy, you may use garlic powder.
  • Oil: any other oil will work. Olive oil, avocado oil, vegetable oil, or grapeseed oil.
  • Milk: we used almond milk. But any other milk of choice will do.
  • Veggies: broccoli was used in this recipe. You may use any of your favorite veggies like asparagus, Brussel sprouts, green beans, or zucchini.
  • Chicken: if you would like to use boneless chicken thighs go right ahead. Nutrition facts and calories will vary slightly.
  • Flour: Any flour you have should work.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 899mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 95mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Millie says

    4 stars
    I added garlic powder to the chicken on top of the Italian season and it was still too bland for me. I had to add salt and pepper to the sauce to make it edible. Sorry, I know it takes away from the health factor.

  2. Cristina says

    4 stars
    The milk with flour didn’t give this dish very much flavor. So I added more salt and pepper to that with lemon zest. I also added a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese on top because who doesn’t like cheesy chicken and broccoli!

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