Four Fast Chicken Full Meals in One Pot
Between the pandemic, the news on the TV that will drive you crazy, the changing weather and more, it’s easy to feel exhausted. The east is bracing for another storm, and here in the west, our landscape is on fire. Just making it through the day feels like an achievement. So, once we get to the evening, the question “What’s for dinner?” can feel overwhelming. It’s another hard task at the end of another long day.
You might be looking at the weather map to figure out if the heat will break, the snow will fall, the storm will hit or if there are too many smoke particulates to open your windows. No matter the stresses you are dealing with, dinner still needs to get on the table. Take out is one answer, but most of us want a nutritious, inexpensive meal made at home. So, we want to make your life as easy as possible.
Today, we are looking at four chicken recipes that use only one pot, take less than a half-hour and have less than ten grams of carbs. That way, at least dinner isn’t stressful!
Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup
Some parts of the country are already seeing snow! If you need a warm, fast meal, this is for you. It’s comforting and filling while still being low-carb and satisfying. While we love a slow-cooked meal, right now, we want easy meals that let us enjoy a delicious dinner without the trouble of hours in the kitchen! With artichokes and spinach, it’s a little like everyone’s favorite dip, and the inclusion of veggies make it a full meal without the need for a side! A serving has 215 calories, three grams of carbs with one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
Fajita Chicken Casserole
This is an easy casserole without too much prep that helps get it into the oven fast! It’s got plenty of seasoning to give it flavor. We love this Tex-Mex inspired dish because of how easy it is to get it in the oven and on the table! It feels like a dish that took longer. Be sure to cut your chicken breasts lengthwise if they are thick to cook more quickly. Otherwise, this may take an extra 10 minutes to cook completely to 165 degrees. This is a recipe you’ll want to know for midweek dinners for years to come! A serving has 212 calories, 5.5 grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms
We love how rich and decadent this meal is! It’s another one where the veggies are included and you can skip all the sides! You could use chicken breast instead of chicken thigh for this recipe if you’re a white meat family. We think you’re missing out on the dish’s flavor if you make that swap, but we know that thighs can be a nonstarter for some people when it comes to a recipe. But, regardless of what part of the chicken you use, browning the chicken in this recipe is a must! The recipe doesn’t call for low sodium chick stock, but we say it’s a must! The way it’s written is too salty for us! Swap in the low sodium stock and then add salt at the very end if you feel you need it! A serving has 335 calories, seven grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
Pesto Chicken Alfredo Zucchini Noodles
A lot of people are harvesting zucchini they have planted while stuck at home this year. There is only so much low-carb zucchini bread you can make before you get tired of it. Even those of us who love it hit a ceiling! But zucchini noodles are a great way to enjoy our favorite pasta sauces without all the carbs, and we never say no to a delicious alfredo sauce! This pesto chicken alfredo dish is sure to hit the spot! It’s so tasty, fast and easy, and, just like all the other recipes we’ve shared today, it only takes one pot to make! A serving has 256 calories, 9.3 grams of carbs and 1.7 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
These easy, tasty recipes should take a little pressure off your evening. Having a simple and delicious meal can make all the difference. The prep is easy, the cooking is easy, the food is heathy and yummy and then clean up is a snap. When everything around us is chaotic, it’s nice to have one thing that is simple and relaxing!