Simple But Healthy Chicken And Vegetable Recipes

Chicken and vegetables combine together to create delicious meals that are inexpensive as well as easy to prepare. Chicken is also one of the healthiest meats of all but, if you want it to be even better for you, remove the skin before eating to eliminate a whopping two-thirds of the fat content in the meat.

However, you can leave the skin on while cooking as this will not affect the final fat content but will allow the meat to stay juicy and tender.

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Another simple tip for making chicken even healthier is if you are making chicken and vegetable soup, allow the broth to cool before adding the vegetables then skim off the fat that forms on the top of the chicken broth. Again, the taste will not be affected but the chicken soup will have considerably less fat.

A variety of vitamin packed vegetables can be used in chicken recipes such as carrots and potatoes; two rather popular vegetables that can be prepared in many different ways but any style complement chicken perfectly. Boiled potatoes are ideal for chicken soups and stews while raw potatoes can be cut into slices or strips and fried in the skillet with the meat.

Mashed potatoes and gravy with chicken and another vegetable such as corn or green beans are a favorite dish of many. Use slices or chunks of carrots in your chicken noodle soups or chicken stews and steam carrots to serve with baked chicken dishes.

Although definitely a fruit and not a vegetable, tomatoes are, yet another great choice if you want to add a bit of a Mediterranean taste to some of your chicken recipes. Use diced, pureed, or stewed tomatoes to create sauces for baking with chicken.

Use broccoli and cauliflower for baked chicken with plenty of cheese, butter, or margarine, and some of your favorite seasonings for a delicious and filling meal. Also, do not forget about eggplant, squash, and zucchini as well as lettuce, spinach, and other greens that can be used to make a tasty salad with cooked pieces of shredded, diced, or chopped chicken.

Quick and Easy Chicken and Veggies in the Skillet Recipe

What You Need

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 ounce bag of frozen vegetables, your choice
How to Make It

In a large skillet, add the vegetable oil, water, onion soup mix, lime juice, and seasonings and stir together. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium to high heat.

Cut the chicken into 1/2 inch thick strips. Add the strips of chicken to the mixture in the skillet and cook for 5 minutes.

Add in the vegetables and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the vegetables are all tender.

Serves 4.

Simple But Healthy Chicken And Vegetable Recipes

Have more than one baked chicken rice recipe that you rely on for lunches and dinners and vary the ingredients you use to create new and interesting meals. A classic chicken parmesan recipe with Italian seasonings, sauce, and of course, delicious parmesan cheese, is always a great choice for dinner. - Chicken so delightfully moist, you can almost smell it through your monitor.