Quick & Healthy Dinner Idea: Chicken and Bean Skillet

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Do you dread the five o’clock dinner hour? Or maybe sitting down to create a menu plan for your family feels daunting and exhausting? I’m always on the hunt for recipes that are quick, healthy and downright easy to prepare. The last thing I want to mess with after a day of work is a complicated recipe.

Quick & Healthy Dinner Idea: Chicken and Bean Skillet

My husband and I both work from home and we eat lunch together just about every day. On the menu are either leftovers or hummus and pita chips. My husband prefers the leftovers and I prefer the latter. But when it comes to a meal like this Chicken and Bean Skillet that is flavorful, full of veggies and protein, and requires just a quick warm up in the microwave – I am all for the leftovers!

Quick & Healthy Dinner Idea: Chicken and Bean Skillet

In a cooking class I took a very long time ago, our instructor said that just about all good protein meals, soups and even an omelet starts with three ingredients – oil, diced onion and garlic. I agree! She also said that throwing those in a skillet will make your family think you’re cooking up a masterpiece because of the amazing aroma it gives off. And it never fails when I am cooking those three things, someone in my family says “Oh that smells good!”

I’m happy to say, this recipe involves those three ingredients, so get ready to make your family’s mouth water.

Step one: Slice a boneless skinless chicken breast into small slices. Heat oil in skillet and sauté the chicken until browned, about 5 minutes.

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Step two: Add the sliced green onions and chopped garlic, cook another minute. Only cook until you just start to smell the garlic, because any longer and you’ll burn it.

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Step three: Whisk together the chicken broth and flour, add to the skillet. Also add frozen vegetables, beans, herbs and spices. Heat to boiling.

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Step four: Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until chicken and vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes.

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Step five: Serve chicken and beans over brown rice. Eat and enjoy!

Quick & Healthy Dinner Idea: Chicken and Bean Skillet

The brown rice and the chicken and bean skillet is very filling and because it has chicken, vegetables, beans and rice, it’s a complete meal in one! Plus, it’s all made in the same pan, making cleanup easy peasy.

Quick & Healthy Dinner Idea: Chicken and Bean Skillet

Are you hungry yet? Whip this up one weeknight for your family and they’ll be singing your praises! Do you have any go-to meals that are perfect for busy weeknights?

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Chicken and Bean Skillet
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tsp canola oil
  2. 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  3. 1/2 cup scallions, chopped
  4. 1 tsp fresh garlic, chopped
  5. 1 1/2 cups low-sodium fat free chicken broth
  6. 2 Tbsp flour
  7. 3 cups frozen, mixed veggies
  8. 15 oz kidney beans (cooked from dry or canned without salt)
  9. 1 tsp dried rosemary
  10. 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  11. 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  12. 3 cups cooked brown rice
Instructions
  1. 1. Heat oil in large, non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2. Add the sliced chicken and saute until browned, about 5 minutes. Add green onion and garlic and cook another minute.
  3. 3. Combine chicken broth and flour; add to saucepan. Add frozen vegetables, beans, herbs and spices and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until chicken and vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes.
  4. 4. Serve chicken and beans over brown rice.
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Nutrition facts:

  • kCal: 487
  • Protein: 30.5
  • Carbohydrates: 80.5
  • OfWhich Sugars: 5.8
  • Fat per Serving: 4.8
  • OfWhich Saturates: 1.1
  • Fibre: 17.1
  • Sodium: 139.4

Nutrition facts are estimates only

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