Quick Weeknight Skillet Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Weeknight Skillet Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Quick Weeknight Skillet Chicken

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"Tonight, I was desperate to use up the chicken and fresh spinach in my fridge. I didn't have much energy or time and I couldn't find anything I wanted to make. I took a chance and threw this together from what I had on hand and it turned out great! It can be as simple or as fancy as you want. My picky 5-year olds and husband enjoyed it (except the spinach), so that pretty much makes it a keeper."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in hot oil and sprinkle with poultry seasoning and black pepper. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil until no longer pink, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Pour water into skillet and bring to a simmer. Stir angel hair pasta, peas, and mushrooms into skillet; cook until pasta is tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir wine and garlic powder into pasta mixture. Add spinach and stir until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Play with the veggies and seasonings. I'm sure this would taste great with almost anything. I can't remember exactly when I put in the mushrooms. Everything I added was an afterthought so it wasn't very streamlined! It would have been better with broth instead of water.
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Nov 03, 2013

I made this for Sunday lunch, and it was my first experience cooking pasta in the sauce. I really appreciate having one less pot, especially on Sunday! I stayed very close to the recipe, only using chicken broth instead of water. I feel this is a great place to jump from, to customize to your family's tastes. For us, it was a bit bland, and would have benefited from some onions, from fresh garlic instead of powder, and from a bit of cream at the end to give the sauce some oomph. Overall, it is a solid recipe, and a great way to work in some veggies.

 
Dec 01, 2013

Thanks for the comment, Bibi! Great suggestions. (I had next to nothing in my house -- fresh garlic would be great!) This was my first time actually submitting a recipe to the public. I'm so glad it worked out for you.

 

4 Ratings

Sep 13, 2014

This is exactly the type of recipe I'm looking for when I look for 'quick week-night meal'. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but I believe that's the whole point. This is a recipe with basic instructions, and then one fills in the blanks with what's in the fridge at the moment. I used chicken stock and water instead of plain water; and used red bell pepper, celery, and onion for the veggies. This was the first time I ever cooked pasta this way. I was a little nervous that it wouldn't cook completely, but it was awesome - absolutely love that was all prepared using one pan. I'll definitely try this again, and again will use whatever veggies and seasonings are available at the moment.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 593 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 78.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 8.6 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 42.2 g
  • 84%
  • Sodium
  • 474 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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