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Creamy Skillet Chicken Broccoli

This chicken broccoli recipe is quickly made in a skillet or frying pan under 30 minutes.  An easy no fuss low carb chicken dinner.

This chicken broccoli recipe is quickly made in a skillet or frying pan under 30 minutes.  An easy no fuss low carb chicken dinner.

 I make this chicken and broccoli dish for the Chief Taster when he is in the need of a chicken comfort dish and I don’t want to spend a long time in the kitchen.   It is simple enough that he could cook it himself too for the next time I am off the island.  Although we both know he is more like to stop off at a chicken take-away restaurant!

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Although I have specified bacon in this recipe, I use turkey bacon as the husband does not eat pork.  A few times I have added fresh basil to the recipe too which was well received.   The addition of bacon (in whatever form) makes this almost a version of carbonara sauce without the eggs.

Easy Chicken Recipe

I almost did not share this recipe as it’s such an easy recipe to make but the Chief Taster insisted it was blog worthy based on flavour alone.  I like how the cream cheese melted makes an easy low carb cheese sauce.  You could add other cheese to this chicken broccoli dish but I’ve only added Parmesan.   Perhaps a strong stilton cheese for extra flavour.

I have made many variations of this easy skillet recipe depending upon what vegetables I have in the fridge.  I’ve replaced the broccoli with spinach and sliced zucchini.  I’ve also served this over cooked zucchini noodles too.   Either way this is made, it’s still a tasty, fuss free and easy chicken dish! 

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Creamy Skillet Chicken Broccoli
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

An easy chicken and broccoli dish made in under 30 minutes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy chicken recipes, family friendly recipe, gluten free low carb recipes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 714 kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
Ingredients
  • 2 Chicken Breasts Skinless & Boneless
  • 1 Head Broccoli cut into florets
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan.

  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes on a medium heat.

  3. Cut the chicken into chunks and add to the pan. Stir and cook for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked.

  4. Chop the bacon into pieces and add to the pan, along with the broccoli. Cook for a further 5 minutes.

  5. Add the cream cheese and stir thoroughly until melted. Covering with a lid helps.

  6. Add the Parmesan, salt and pepper, stir through and cook for 2 minutes

  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Serves 2 people

Nutritional Info per serving:  714 Calories, 51g Fat, 47g Protein, 14g Total Carbs, 4g Fibre, 10g Net Carbs

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Skillet Chicken Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 714 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 47g 94%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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