There are days when I get home late, have a million things to do and need to put together a quick healthy dinner that tastes delicious and will also satisfy my husband and grand kids. I do have several requirements for cooking on these whirlwind days. Not only is quick and easy preparation a must but quick and easy clean up is a must as well. It absolutely cannot require a ton of ingredients, bowls, and pans!
Slow cooker meals are perfect for these days when I know time is limited… However life happens and there are days that simply get out of hand. One skillet dinners are perfect for those days. Especially ones that require little prep and nothing but a cutting board and skillet. One of my favorites is Barbecue Chicken, Potatoes and Carrots! Who doesn’t LOVE Barbecue Chicken? Ingredients are simple and it all gets mixed and cooked in one skillet!
This mouth watering dinner is made with fresh healthy ingredients. You can make your own barbecue sauce to make it even healthier, avoiding processed sugars and preservatives. If you use bottled barbecue sauce make sure and read the ingredients to assure it is clean and healthy. I like a smokey barbecue sauce with maple syrup instead of sugar!
Barbecue Chicken, Potatoes and Carrots Skillet Meal
A delicious one skillet meal that is as easy and quick to prepare as it is to clean up!
11/2 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1 inch chunks
½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup Barbecue Sauce
Green onions, chopped (optional)
Fresh Parsley, chopped (optional)
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the potatoes and carrots.
Add the water, cover, and cook for 7 minutes.
Remove the lid and resist the urge to stir!
Cook for 3 more minutes and THEN stir, flipping the potatoes.
Push the vegetables to one side of the pan and add the chicken.
Season with poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Cook for 3 minutes, flip the chicken and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes).
Stir in the garlic and barbecue sauce and bring it to a simmer stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes
This enables the sauce to thicken and caramelize the chicken and vegetables.
Garnish with parsley and green onions if desired and serve.
Use a homemade barbecue sauce where you control the ingredients or choose a store bough sauce carefully, reading the ingredients. Avoid sauces with cane syrup, sugar and ingredients you cannot pronounce!
If following the 21 Day Fix count i serving as 1 yellow, 1/2 green, 1 red, 2 tsp
By Donna Englestad
Adapted from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Adapted from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
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