This Whole30 lemon chicken skillet with broccoli is my favorite quick 30 minute meal. Skillets are perfect for easy one pan meals that don’t take all night and have easy clean up. The lemon in this Whole30 and Paleo recipe makes it light and refreshing and just adds a ton of flavor.
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I’m a huge fan of not spending a million hours on dinner, which is why you find so many one pan meals and 30 minute meals here. There’s no reason every meal time has to be an ordeal, at least in my house. When you’re doing a Whole30, simplifying is often key! When I did my first round and was learning how to cook for myself, I felt like I was chained to the stove! Then I realized that tossing everything in one skillet made life a lot easier.
This Whole30 lemon chicken skillet with broccoli is no exception. Easy peasy ACTUAL lemon squeezy. Everything cooks in the same skillet, there’s not 15 ingredients to prep, and in a few minutes you’ve got a delicious dinner! What makes this even easier for me to make is using powdered organic chicken bone broth collagen from Vital Proteins. One of the hardest ingredients for me to find in stores is chicken or beef broth. I used to always have to stock up and take up a ton of pantry space just to keep cartons of broth around that didn’t have a million unnecessary additives. I mean, WHY does broth have to have grain and sugar in it in the first place? This bone broth only has 1 ingredient – organic chicken bone broth.
Keeping Vital Proteins Whole30 Approved chicken bone broth canisters on hand means that I have exactly as much broth as I need, exactly when I need it and I can just add water. Which is also life changing for me because I used to open a carton of liquid broth, use a cup of it and stick it in the fridge. Being they go bad after 7 days of opening, I ended up wasting much more than I used when I would forget it was in the back of the fridge.
I now haven’t wasted broth (and Whole30 compliant broth is expensive!) in a long time. Long story short, I’ll never go back to standing in the broth aisle at the grocery store for way too long looking at every single label ever again. Now, add in the health benefits of collagen to the mix, and this really is my favorite Whole30 Approved pantry staple. Collagen has totally helped with my skin, digestion and reducing ankle pain I had from an old injury. It’s the most abundant protein in the body, and our production decreases as we age, so you can see why I supplement with Vital Proteins!
Learn more about the benefits of Vital Proteins Collagen, or check out all of the recipes you can use it in!
The broth in this Whole30 lemon chicken skillet with broccoli just adds a bit of lemony creaminess to the skillet. I love the simplicity of this recipe. Just chicken, broccoli, lemon and some spices and that’s it. It’s a go-to just based on the simple fact that there’s no real prep. Especially if you buy a bag of broccoli florets that are pre-chopped! However, if you wanna switch it up, you could totally swap out the broccoli for a different veggie, or even add a few more you already have on hand. Zucchini, summer squash, snap peas and green beans would all work well with this!
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- 3-4 chicken breasts (I used three particularly large ones)
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup Vital Proteins Organic Collagen Chicken Bone Broth (2 scoops + 1 cup water mixed well)
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 small lemon)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Parsley and lemon slices to garnish
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken breasts with chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper on both sides and add to the skillet
- Squeeze 1/2 lemon over chicken or dump in the juice, cooking for 5 minutes on each side
- Add in broccoli, garlic, and chicken broth into the skillet. Let cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring broccoli occasionally and flip chicken breasts one more time until chicken is cooked completely and broccoli is fork tender
- Top with chopped parsley and another squeeze of lemon or lemon slices
Keywords: skillet, one pan, chicken, whole30, paleo, keto
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