Creamy Chicken With Broccoli

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This creamy chicken with broccoli recipe is just what you need to step up your dinner game. Here is a tasty, easy to make Healthy Chicken Mushroom And Broccoli Recipes meal that you and your family will love! Creamy Chicken and Broccoli is one of my family’s favorite recipes. Cream is fantastic, who doesn’t love some cream on their ice cream, or with their coffee? We are going to take a look at the different health benefits of creams.

Creamy Chicken With Broccoli

Our Creamy Garlic Chicken with Broccoli recipe is a household favorite for everyone in the family. This is the perfect one-pot chicken recipe with a homemade creamy garlic sauce when you’re in need of something delicious, satisfying and easy for a weeknight dinner. Add your choice of pasta or rice to soak up all the delicious creamy garlic sauce.

EASY CREAMY GARLIC CHICKEN RECIPE WITH BROCCOLI 

This chicken recipe is truly simple and can cooked in one pot. It takes just a few ingredients to get dinner for the family because it’s loaded with protein and vegetables. The healthy broccoli adds a wonderful crunch and vegetable to this garlic chicken. Other vegetable options you can add to this chicken recipe is spinach, potatoes, squash and zucchini. The vegetable possibilities are endless and so are the starches that you can serve with the creamy garlic sauce. Rice and pasta are always the go-to starches, but you can also try quinoa, couscous and wild rice. Crusty bread is also another great option to dip into the sauce and soak it all up.

TIPS ON COOKING THE BROCCOLI

You can make the vegetables as soft or crunchy as you like. If you want the vegetables softer with this creamy garlic chicken, add it when you add the chicken back into the pot. If you want more al-dente vegetables, then add it in later and time it so that it cooks to your preferred texture after the chicken is finished. Hope you enjoy this creamy garlic sauce. It’s divine!

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE

This is the creamy garlic sauce that can be used for so many dishes outside of this skillet chicken with broccoli. Our recipe for creamy garlic sauce is below and it really only takes a few ingredients to have a pot of sauce that is perfect for pasta, rice and other proteins. Instead of using fresh garlic, you can use garlic powder or granulated garlic for an extra concentrated flavor of garlic. Hope you enjoy this creamy garlic chicken for your family!

HOW TO SERVE THIS CREAMY GARLIC CHICKEN

  • with white or brown rice
  • any type of pasta that you like
  • on a bed of lettuce for a healthy salad
  • quinoa
  • couscous
  • make it into a sandwich!

BEST TOOLS FOR CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI RECIPE :

  • Good tools make life in the kitchen all the more enjoyable. Here’s some of the favorites:
  • OXO non stick w/ lid – Repeated rates as one of the top non-stick pans. Browns nicely for a non-stick.
  • Wusthof Ikon Chef Knife – Our most used and loved knife in the kitchen.
  • Aroma Rice Cooker. It’s so nice to have a rice cooker in the kitchen. Fill it, start it, and forget about it.
  • Enjoy!

CREAMY GARLIC CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI (KETO)

This recipe for skillet creamy garlic chicken is definitely a family favorite. Within 30 minutes you can have a keto chicken dinner for the adults and for the kids, add some pasta! The flavorful creamy garlic sauce shouldn’t go to waste and give the kids some bread to soak up leftover sauce in this skillet creamy chicken dish. 

There’s something for everyone and our creamy garlic chicken has broccoli, which is an added nutritional bonus! Use up any stocked up pantry items like condensed cream of chicken soup, mushroom soup or any condensed creamy soup base. The secret if a lot of fresh garlic, which adds amazing flavor. If you don’t have fresh chopped garlic, you can definitely use garlic powder or granulated garlic. We’re working on a sauce version that uses fresh cream. Stay tuned for that soon!

What Vegetables to Cook with This Skillet Chicken Recipe?

Our recipe calls for broccoli because it’s a classic family favorite. But you can certainly use spinach, kale, swiss chard, cauliflower and mushrooms. The possibilities are endless to make this creamy garlic chicken recipe a little healthier. There’s lots of nourishing greens and veggies out there! You can also use frozen veggies too, but let them thaw a little bit then add them at the end of the cooking time. Don’t let the frozen veggies release their water in the skillet or else it’ll water down the flavorful garlic sauce. If you’re using more firm frozen veggies like carrots, you’ll need to cook them in the sauce for a few more minutes to make sure they cook all the way through.

SKILLET CREAMY GARLIC CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI

  •  yield: 4 SERVINGS
  •  prep time: 10 MINS
  • cook time: 20 MINS
  • total time: 30 MINS

We used chicken breast for the recipe, but it can easily be made with chicken thighs or legs. If you like more sauce, add an extra can of condensed cream of chicken soup and additional 1 cup of water. You’ll have double the sauce! Make sure to season more with salt and pepper. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds (907 g) boneless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs)
  • salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) paprika
  • 4 tablespoons (60 ml) butter , divided
  • 4 cloves (4 cloves) garlic , minced
  • 10.5 ounces (300 g) (1 can) Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup , or more if needed
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • 2 cups (240 ml) chopped broccoli (or spinach, kale, cauliflower, green beans, carrots, etc.)

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Melt half the butter (2 tablespoons). Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is browned. Remove chicken from pan, cover and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, add the garlic and cook until garlic is lightly browned and fragrant. Whisk in the condensed cream of chicken soup and water. Cook until the mixture is hot and bubbly, then turn heat down to low.
  • Add chicken back into the pan and add the broccoli. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about another 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. If you want more firm or al-dente broccoli, add the broccoli after the chicken is almost cooked so that the broccoli is more crunchy. If you’re using frozen veggies, make sure they thaw and drain first. If they drain all the water in the sauce, it’ll water down the sauce and make it less flavorful. Serve warm.

calories: 447kcal, carbohydrates: 9g, protein: 52g, fat: 22g, saturated fat: 10g, cholesterol: 181mg, sodium: 904mg, potassium: 1031mg, fiber: 1g, sugar: 1g, vitamin a: 960IU, vitamin c: 44mg, calcium: 52mg, iron: 2mg

  • course: MAIN COURSE
  • cuisine: AMERICAN
  • calories: 447

Healthy Chicken Mushroom And Broccoli Recipes

MAKE CREAMY BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM CHICKEN FOR A QUICK AND DELICIOUS MEAL YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE!

I’m told I’m weird because I LOVE mushrooms and can just snack on them raw as if they were popcorn. Does anyone else do this? I just love the texture and earthy taste. While I do enjoy eating them raw, mushrooms sautéed in butter is something I just cannot pass up and they are right here in this one-skillet meal of Creamy Broccoli and Mushroom Chicken.

This is such a cinch to make people. Season your chicken, brown it in a skillet, and then cook up your veggies. Add in some cream, cheese, and then add your chicken back in. Voila!

As a kid, I didn’t like broccoli florets. I’d only eat the stems. Eventually, as I got older I got over my childish texture problem and really do enjoy broccoli… especially when it’s covered in a creamy sauce like in Pasta con Broccoli. The florets do an amazing job of soaking up and trapping the sauce in between on those little buds. My two year old will just sit there for a minute or two sucking on the end of the broccoli and ends up eating the florets so I call it a win.

The sauce for this chicken is made right in the same skillet that you used for the chicken and veggies. And it’s so easy! After cooking your veggies, pour in some cream and let it heat up until thickened slightly. Then mix in some Parmesan for flavor and thickness, season with a little salt and pepper and BAM! You are done! Serve it over rice or pasta, and dinner is served.

Tools used to make this Creamy Broccoli and Mushroom Chicken recipe

Knives:  A good set of kitchen knives is essential for any cook. This set is the best one I’ve owned so far and it comes with a knife block, steak knives, and an array of larger knives perfect for all your slicing, chopping, and cutting needs.

Cutting Board: A good-sized cutting board is a must for home cooks. This board is thick & sturdy and makes recipe prep a breeze.

Large Skillet: This skillet is my go-to kitchen tool. It’s large circumference and high sides make it perfect for cooking anything from one pan meals to soups and sauces.

Creamy Broccoli and Mushroom Chicken

Make Creamy Broccoli and Mushroom Chicken for a quick and delicious meal your family will love!

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Course: Main Dish
  • Servings: 4 -5
  • Calories: 403kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts pounded to 1/2 inch thick
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups broccoli florets cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and cook 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through and to 165 degrees F. Remove from pan.
  • Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat and add the broccoli and mushrooms. Stir-fry until the broccoli is almost tender. Add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the cream and bring to a simmer while stirring. Continue to stir and cook until slightly thickened. Mix in the Parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper to taste, add the chicken back in and coat in the sauce and veggies. Serve over rice or past.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 43.9mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Health Benefits Of Cream

You might have used fresh cream in many recipes to make gravies, or even whipped it and used it to make desserts. Consciously using the product sparingly to avoid all the calories it brings with itself, you might even think that the dairy product does not contain any nutrient except for fats. However, you are mistaken. The dairy product does contain nutrients which are beneficial for the human body. Let’s take a look at some benefits of fresh cream that might change your perspective towards it.

  1. Good for body growth

Being a dairy product, this product contains a great amount of calcium. Calcium helps for maintenance of the bone health. With calcium, the cream also contains phosphorous. Phosphorous helps in absorption of calcium in the body. Thus, you absorb more calcium from food, which helps in the development of bones.

It also helps in maintenance of gums and teeth health. The bone density and the mineral density in your body are also taken care by phosphorous. Apart from calcium and phosphorous, it also contains folate which helps ifor brain and nerves development. Alos, the vitamin A and C present in the product help to boost the immunity system.

Considering all these factors, this dairy product is extremely beneficial for the human body, especially kids.

2. Promotes red blood cells

The wellness and maintenance of your body depend on red blood cells. The haemoglobin the red blood cells is responsible for providing nutrients and oxygen to your blood cells. Iron and some other minerals are extremely necessary for the development of these red blood cells. All these minerals are present in fresh cream and thus, we can say that it helps in promoting the numbers of red blood cells.

3. Good energy booster

If you take a look at the fat content of this product, it is very high. Fats, up to a particular amount, are required by the body to create energy. The calories in it are 455 kcal and thus can help you to replenish your lost energy.

However, if you are suffering from a weight issue, it is better to stay away from fresh cream, considering all the calorie and fat amount. But, if you are facing an energy loss, you can, quickly, whip up some cream and add it to your favourite flavour of fruit juice to regain your lost energy.

4. Brain health

Phosphorous, present in the dairy product, is responsible for all the essential brain functionalities. Perfect amount of this nutrient ensures your brain growth. Studies have shown that phosphorous helps to keep away deadly diseases like Alzheimer’s.

5. Maintains eye health

Vitamin A helps to promote eye health. The vitamin helps to adapt to quick changes in light and keeps the eyes moist. It also maintains your night vision. Thus, it keeps you safe from night blindness. It also keeps you away from chances of cataracts (related to ageing).

6. Hair health

The product is an excellent source of protein. Protein helps in preventing the damage of hair and maintains hair health. On the other hand, it promotes hair growth. Because of this property, protein is used for manufacturing of many hair care products like shampoo, conditioners and other products.

7. Helps to avoid Kidney Stones

Calcium is known to reduce the risk of kidney stones. Many dairy products are known to reduce the risk of many kidney related problems. Even doctors recommend dairy products if a patient is suffering from the problems of kidney stones. Although it shouldn’t be consumed in excess, consuming it in limited amounts can help the people suffering from this problem.

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