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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 straightforward recipe to put together.
top view chicken and broccoli recipe

Ingredients you will need

  • Boneless chicken breasts: If you prefer using boneless and skinless chicken thighs you can. Just try to trim out as much fat from it as possible.
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • Italian seasoning: You can make your own. Here is our post on how to make Italian Seasoning.
  • Olive oil: or you may also use avocado Oil
  • Garlic cloves: fresh garlic would taste best.
  • Almond milk: or any dairy-free milk. For a thicker milk base, use 2% or even half and half if you are on keto and don’t mind the added fat.
  • Gluten-free flour: to keep it gluten-free. But you may use any flour of your choice.
  • Broccoli head: we used fresh broccoli but you may also use frozen.
  • Fresh parsley: for added flavor to garnish
  • Lemon wedges, optional to serve
ingredients to make creamy chicken and broccoli

How to make creamy chicken and broccoli

  • 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.
top view chicken and broccoli skillet recipe in an orange skillet

Recipe notes and tips

  • Note: 4 chicken breasts 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, Brussels sprouts, green beans, bell peppers, 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.

top view chicken and broccoli in an orange skillet

Storage and Reheating

  • Storing: Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You may freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds or until it is heated through. You may also reheat in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350F. Wrap the chicken and broccoli in foil wrap and place it in the oven for 5-7 minutes.

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4.98 from 281 votes

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli

By: Rena
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
top view chicken and broccoli recipe in an orange skillet
Tender and juicy chicken breast cooked with broccoli on a skillet. Easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.

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.

Video

Notes

  • Note: 4 chicken breasts 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 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, Brussels 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 breastCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 36gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 340mgPotassium: 899mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 795IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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69 Comments

  1. I liked the method, but the sauce had zero flavour. I would not usually pair lemon with broccoli and chicken but I did, which made it a bit better. Thank you for sharing this, but think it might benefit from a rethink.

  2. After it was cooked i needed hot sauce and ranch with mine thats how flavorless i should have read the comments before i made it. I wish i ate plain chicken instead so i didnt waste calories

  3. 5 stars
    I modified this a little since I had leftover chicken. I only had Vanilla Almond Milk so I used that (couldn’t really taste the vanilla). Next time I will use a little less broccoli, add cherry or grape tomatoes and a few walnut pieces with a small sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

  4. 5 stars
    My kids were giving me a hard time eating broccoli and I was desperate to feed them. Thank Goodness I came across this recipe and tried it out and I was amazed by the results of it. My kids did not utter a word and ate all the broccoli florets with the meat cubes soaked in delicious gravy.

  5. 4 stars
    I replaced the almond milk with Dairy free heavy cream. I created a roux in the pan the chicken was cooked in being sure to scrape the fond off the pan. I also added a second TBSP of flour. It’ll be thick when you add the cream… but then use some chicken stock to get it to the consistency you like. Be sure to adjust for salt and pepper before serving. And definitely add those chicken juices to the pan at the end that were created while the breasts cooled.