Quicker Comforting Chicken Recipe
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Quicker Comforting Chicken Recipe

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This recipe uses canned potatoes and frozen baby carrots to speed up the recipe. Along with quicker-cooking chicken breast, the canned and frozen vegetables reduce the simmering time, so this dinner can be on the table in less than half an hour.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen baby carrots, thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) small whole potatoes, drained
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 605 calories, 47 g fat (29 g saturated fat), 205 mg cholesterol, 856 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook chicken, onion and carrots in butter until chicken is lightly browned. Add potatoes. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add the cream, parsley, salt and pepper. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Quicker Comforting Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p40

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"The family really loved this. Used fresh carrots and baby potatoes, both boiled before adding them to the skillet, and half and half."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"This looks pretty straightforward. Seems easy enough. Will use both fresh carrots and potatoes."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"a favorite"

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"I just made this tonight for my family and made only two not so big substitutions: fresh baby carrots instead of frozen and canned sliced potatoes instead of whole. The only reason I switched these two was because that was what I had on hand. We loved it! I will totally be making this again! It cooked up fast and easy, smelled great! My family ate it all up with no leftovers! Oh, and I cut my carrots in half because they were fresh so they would cook faster."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2010

"my all-time favorite one-dish meal! I use fresh baby carrots, cut the whole potatoes in half, and use fat-free evaporated milk and 1/4 cup of butter to make it lower in fat. Excellent!"

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