Favorite Skillet Dinner Recipe

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This has been a family favorite for years. So when our children completed college and moved out on their own, this recipe went with them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen green beans
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 260 calories, 8g fat (0g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 30g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 3 lean meat 1 vegetabl


  1. In a large skillet, brown chicken over medium heat in oil and butter for 5-6 minutes on each side. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Favorite Skillet Dinner in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p41

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"Delicious one skillet dinner. Healthy and economical."

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