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Italian Chicken Skillet
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Italian Chicken Skillet Recipe | Easy One Pan Delight

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (a blend of dried oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

1/ Season the chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

2/ In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken breasts and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until they are browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.

3/ In the same skillet, add the sliced bell peppers and onion. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes until they start to soften. Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute until fragrant.

4/ Pour in the diced tomatoes (with their juices) and chicken broth. Stir everything together and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

5/ Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the heavy cream or half-and-half. Let the sauce simmer for another 2-3 minutes until it thickens slightly.

6/ Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet, along with any juices that may have accumulated. Coat the chicken with the sauce and vegetables.

7/ Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the chicken and sauce. Cover the skillet and let it cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt.

8/ Garnish with chopped fresh basil leaves if desired.

Serving Chicken Skillet

Tips and Tricks to Make the Most Out of Your Italian Chicken Skillet

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Evenly Cooked Chicken: To ensure the chicken breasts cook evenly try to choose pieces that are similar in size and thickness. If needed you can pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness before seasoning and cooking.

Marinate the Chicken: For an extra boost of flavor you can marinate the chicken breasts in the Italian seasoning garlic powder salt and pepper for 30 min to an hour before cooking.

Sautéing Bell Peppers and Onions: When sautéing the bell peppers and onions, don’t overcook them. They should be tender but still have a slight crispness to add texture to the dish.

Garlic Perfection: Be mindful not to burn the minced garlic when adding it to the skillet. Burnt garlic can turn bitter and negatively impact the overall taste of the dish. It’s best to add the garlic when the heat is lowered or just before adding the liquid ingredients.

Choice of Tomatoes: You can use either diced canned tomatoes or fresh tomatoes for the recipe. If using fresh tomatoes remove the skin and dice them before adding to the skillet.

Creamy Sauce: Adjust the amount of heavy cream or half and half to your preference. If you prefer a lighter sauce use less cream or substitute with milk.

Cheesy Goodness: Feel free to use other types of cheese like mozzarella or a blend of Italian cheeses for a variation.

Fresh Basil: Fresh basil leaves add a wonderful aroma and freshness to the finished dish. Add them just before serving to retain their vibrant color and flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Italian Chicken Skillet pairs well with various sides like pasta rice or quinoa. You can also serve it with a side salad for a lighter meal.

Make it Your Own: Customize the recipe to suit your taste. You can add other vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms or adjust the spice level by adding crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts

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Here’s a rough estimate of the nutrition facts for a serving of Italian Chicken Skillet. Please note that these values can vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used in your recipe:

Nutrition Facts for One Serving (approximately 1/4 of the recipe)

  • Calories: Around 250-300 calories
  • Total Fat: Approximately 10-12 grams
    • Saturated Fat: About 2-3 grams
  • Cholesterol: About 70-80 milligrams
  • Sodium: Approximately 400-500 milligrams
  • Total Carbohydrates: Approximately 10–12 grams
    • Dietary Fiber: About 2-3 grams
    • Sugars: Around 5-6 grams
  • Protein: About 30-35 grams

These are rough estimates and can vary depending on factors like the specific brands of ingredients used the portion size and any variations in the recipe. It’s always a good idea to calculate the exact nutrition facts based on your specific ingredients and serving size if you require precise dietary information.

FAQs Chicken Skillet

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What is a chicken skillet?

A chicken skillet is a dish where chicken is cooked in a skillet or frying pan along with various ingredients to create a flavorful and often one-pan meal.

How do I cook chicken in a skillet?

Season the chicken with desired spices, heat oil in a skillet, and cook the chicken until it reaches a safe internal temperature. Add vegetable sauces or other ingredients for added flavor.

Can I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a skillet?

Yes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are commonly used in skillet recipes. Adjust cooking times based on thickness to ensure they’re cooked through without drying out.

What are some popular chicken skillet recipes?

Popular chicken skillet recipes include Chicken Alfredo Skillet, Lemon Garlic Chicken Skillet, and Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet.

How do I prevent the chicken from sticking to the skillet?

Ensure the skillet is well-oiled and preheated before adding the chicken. Use a non-stick skillet if possible and avoid overcrowding the pan.

Can I make a chicken skillet with frozen chicken?

It’s recommended to thaw chicken before cooking in a skillet to ensure even cooking. Cooking frozen chicken may lead to uneven results and longer cooking times.

How do I know when the chicken is cooked through?

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Chicken should reach at least 165°F (74°C) to be safe to eat.

What are some good side dishes to serve with a chicken skillet?

Common side dishes include rice, pasta, quinoa, or a variety of vegetables. Choose sides that complement the flavors of the chicken skillet.



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