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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.

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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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69 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So delicious!! I substituted with oat milk and still came out amazing. I also added feta cheese, garlic salt and pepper while the broccoli was cooking. A very nice twist from just my standard chicken and broccoli meal prep

  2. 5 stars
    This was amazing. My milk/flour mixture didn’t really thicken up the way it should but it still did not disappoint. It almost sounds to simple to be good but it is a quick, easy and flavorful meal. We will be eating this again!!

  3. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe last night and it was amazing! My husband and I are obsessed. Any recommendations on how to reheat leftovers? I was debating between air fryer, oven, or microwave… Thanks so much!

  4. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe, added some lemon juice from the lemon wedges, as well seasoned the flour and almond milk mix just to give it a bit more flavor. But would recommend!

  5. 5 stars
    Very tasty, quick and easy. I used milk and cornstarch and served with rice. I added additional salt(garlic salt) and extra Italian seasoning.

  6. 5 stars
    Outstanding! Very easy and everyone in the family loved it, which is rare. I cooked it as written and recently replaced the milk and flour with lemon juice and water. Came out even better in my opinion. Thank you.

  7. 5 stars
    I think the lemon is key in this recipe, I also added in Red pepper seasoning on the 2nd day it was great. (I also seasoned the chicken with garlic & oregano on top of what was asked)

  8. 5 stars
    Wonderful! I added more vegetables and it turned out great. I also substituted low sodium chicken broth for the almond milk and used all purpose wheat flour to make the sauce. My 16 year old son said he would love to have this for dinner again.

  9. 5 stars
    I made the recipe exactly as written, but squeezed some lemon over the top before serving.
    My husband had some white rice with his and I had a side salad. We enjoyed the meal and will definitely have it again.

  10. 5 stars
    This was awesome! I used regular milk and flour, also I used frozen broccoli florets because that’s what I had. In regards to it being bland I just seasoned my chicken the amount I would normally season for my family and it was amazing! My husband and I put cheese on and the kids did not. Everyone was happy, definitely making this again

    1. 5 stars
      We made this recipe doubling everything except the chicken (used 3 pounds). We used 2% milk in place of the almond milk and omitted the lemon because I forgot about it. I am storing 8 oz. portions in vacuum sealed baggies and am taking them as lunches for the week. Thank you for such a simple but tasty recipe!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!