Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Skillet

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Creamy Whole30 chicken and broccoli that you can make in one pan.



  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic

Creamy Sauce Ingredients


  1. Soak raw cashews in water for at least 4 hours or as long as overnight
  2. Steam broccoli florets by add broccoli and 1/2 cup of water to a large frying pan
  3. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Allow the broccoli to steam for 3 minutes
  4. While the broccoli cooks, slice each chicken breast in half long ways so two thin pieces remain from each breast. Season each piece on both sides with salt and pepper
  5. Remove steamed broccoli and excess water from the pan
  6. Heat avocado oil in the frying pan over medium-low heat and add 3 smashed garlic cloves to the pan
  7. Allow the cloves to cook in the garlic for 3 minutes taking care to not burn them, then remove the garlic from the pan, leaving the oil behind
  8. Increase the heat to medium and add the chicken to the pan
  9. Cook the chiken on medium for 3 mintues each side
  10. As the chicken cooks, prepare the creamy sauce by blending the soaked cashews, chicken broth, pepper, and salt in a blender until a smooth mixture remains.
  11. Add the steamed broccoli back into the pan with the cooked chicken and pour the sauce into the pan
  12. Allow the mixture to simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently so the sauce coats the chicken and broccoli
  13. Remove the pan from the heat and enjoy!

Keywords: skillet chicken, creamy chicken, whole30 skillet