Delicious and healthy 30-minute skillet chicken with broccoli. Smothered in a homemade, sweet and tangy Catalina Dressing, it’s an easy chicken breast recipe that’s perfect for dinner.
I used our Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing to make this family favorite Catalina Chicken! Using a make-ahead dressing helps keep the prep time for this recipe to only 5 minutes.
You guyyyys! I was so happy to see that a number of you asked for my Catalina Chicken recipe right after I shared my recipe for Catalina Dressing!
I hope that you will love it as much as we do, and that it will become your go-to meal when you need something suuuuuper quick. After all, this recipe comes together in around 30 minutes!
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE CATALINA CHICKEN?
As stated, this is a quick chicken breast recipe, perfect for a dinner prepared with very little ingredients.
- Chicken Breasts
- Catalina Dressing
- Soy Sauce
- Cashews are optional, but also fabulous!
HOW DO YOU MAKE CATALINA CHICKEN BREASTS?
- We will start with cooking the chicken breasts in a large nonstick skillet.
- Once chicken is cooked through, we will set it aside, and continue with the broccoli.
- Add broccoli to the same skillet with a little bit of water; cover and steam for 3 to 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Not mushy!
- We will then add our chicken back into the skillet, and stir in the catalina dressing, soy sauce, seasonings, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
- To serve, you can either add the chicken and broccoli over a bed of rice, OR serve it as is, with a sprinkle of cashews on top.
- For maximum flavor, don’t forget to spoon the extra dressing/sauce over the cooked chicken and broccoli just before serving.
- Optionally, for a bit more flavor, you can marinade the chicken together with some catalina dressing for about 15 minutes in the fridge, before cooking.
Literally, 25 minutes to cook, and maybe 5 minutes to cut up the broccoli florets. My laziness makes me reach for the broccoli florets bag at the grocery store… #EasyDoesIt
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- Chicken in Tomato Sauce
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Skillet Catalina Chicken with Broccoli
- 4 (4-ounces each) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup water
- 4 to 5 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing
- 2 tablespoons low sodium, lite soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped cashews
- Combine garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl and rub the chicken breasts with the seasonings mixture.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add chicken breasts and minced garlic to the skillet; cook for 7 to 8 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. Stir around occasionally.
- Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
- Add water and broccoli to the skillet; cover and cook for 3 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
- Remove cover and stir in Catalina Salad Dressing, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper.
- Add prepared chicken back to the skillet and continue to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until heated through and bubbling.
- Remove from heat.
- Plate the chicken and broccoli, spoon some sauce over it, sprinkle with cashews and serve.
- Optionally, you can serve this over rice.