Chicken and broccoli cooked in a garlic butter sauce all in one pan in just 20 Minutes! This filling nutritious meal can be served with rice, bread, or as is for a tasty low-carb dinner at just 5 net carbs per serving!
One-pan meals are my go-to meals when cooking dinner in a hurry on a weeknight. They’re super quick & easy to make, usually loaded with flavor, and because it’s one pan, clean up is a breeze!
This garlic butter chicken is a MUST TRY. It’s all cooked in one pan in under 20 minutes and I promise it will become your new favorite weeknight dinner. The chicken and broccoli are cooked in a flavorful garlic butter lemon sauce that comes together in the pan.
Ingredients For the chicken
2 medium chicken breast or 1 pound
1 teaspoon EACH salt garlic powder, or oregano
1 /2 teaspoon EACH black pepper chili powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup butter divided
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon crushed pepper
3-4 cups broccoli florets or broccolini
¼ cup water or chicken stock
1 tablespoon lemon juice or juice of ½ lemon
Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally (to make 4 pieces total). Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter along with the chicken breasts. Cook chicken breasts 4-5 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through.
Remove chicken breasts from the pan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and crushed pepper flakes. Stir for 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant and add the broccoli, water, and lemon juice to the pan. Cook broccoli 2-3 minutes or just until cooked.
Return chicken to the pan and garnish with parsley, cilantro, or lemon if desired. Serve immediately.