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Garlic Butter Chicken & Broccoli

Chicken and broccoli cooked in garlic butter sauce all in one pan in just 20 minutes! These nutritious filling foods can be served with rice, bread, or like for a delicious low-carb dinner with only 5 clean carbohydrates per serving!



The one-pan meal is my supper when cooking dinner in a hurry on weekdays. They are super fast & easy to make, usually loaded with flavor, and because of one pan, cleaning is easy!

This garlic butter chicken must be tried. Everything is cooked in one pan in less than 20 minutes and I promise this will be your new favorite dinner. Chicken and broccoli are cooked in a lemon sauce of garlic butter which is fused in the pan.

Broccoli Alternatives
For this dish, I like to use broccoli or broccolini (baby broccoli) just because I enjoy the anxiety of steamed broccoli as well. because broccoli is very nutritious and delicious.

If broccoli is not your choice, to be honest, broccoli can be replaced with almost any other fast food vegetable. Zucchini, asparagus, green beans or other vegetables all work very well. To replace broccoli with vegetables that take longer to cook, just steam it first and add it to the pan after it is almost fully cooked.

If you are on a low-carbohydrate, the 30s, or keto diet, just serve the food as is and enough to serve 3-4 people.

If you are a carbohydrate lover or want a little more on a plate, serve chicken and broccoli with rice, mashed or roasted potatoes, salad, or bread.

INGREDIENTS
For chicken

  • 2 medium chicken breasts or 1 pound
  • 1 teaspoon EACH garlic salt powder, or oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon EVERY black chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of butter divided
  • 3-4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon of crushed pepper
  • 3-4 cups of broccoli or broccoli buds
  • ¼ glass of water or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or ½ lemon juice


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cut the chicken breast in two horizontally (to make a total of 4). Season both sides of the chicken breast with salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet or iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter with chicken breast. Cook chicken breast 4-5 minutes per side or until browned and cooked.
  3. Remove the chicken breast from the pan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and pepper flakes. Stir for 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant and add broccoli, water, and lemon juice to the pan. Cook broccoli 2-3 minutes or just until cooked.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan and garnish with parsley, cilantro, or lemon if desired. Serve immediately.
This recipe is inspired by the owner of a youtube video below


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