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Skillet Barbecue Chicken

Photo: Oxmoor House

Prep time 6 mins
Cook time 9 mins

4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1/4 cup sauce)

With this dish, you'll get the flavor of barbecue without having to fire up the grill. Two of the best features of this easy chicken dish are that it dresses up a store-bought barbecue sauce and everything is cooked in the same skillet. Use presliced onion and bell pepper to make preparing this meal even faster.


  • 4 (6-ounce) chicken breast halves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free Southwest chipotle seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey-roasted garlic barbecue sauce (such as Kraft)
  • 1/4 cup water

Nutrition Information

  • calories 266
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 7.3 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 34.4 g
  • carbohydrate 11.7 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 94 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 580 mg
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Rub garlic over chicken, and sprinkle evenly with seasoning blend and salt.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Add barbecue sauce and water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until chicken is done.

  3. Serve with: Sweet-and-Sour Slaw

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Also appeared in: All You, August, 2015;