Homestyle Skillet Chicken

Homestyle Skillet Chicken

Homestyle Skillet Chicken


Makes 4 servings


1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
4 chicken thighs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
8 small red or new potatoes, quartered
12 pearl onions, peeled*
1 cup baby carrots
2 stalks celery, halved lengthwise and sliced diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup sherry
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

*To peel pearl onions, drop into boiling water for 30 seconds, then plunge immediately into ice water. The peel should slide right off.


  1. Combine Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in small bowl. Rub mixture onto all sides of chicken.
  2. Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and chicken; cook until chicken is browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to plate; set aside.
  3. Add potatoes, onions, carrots, celery and bell pepper to skillet. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over vegetables; stir to coat. Slowly stir in chicken broth and sherry, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Return chicken to skillet. Cover and cook about 30 minutes or until juices of chicken run clear. Increase heat to medium-high; cook, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  5. Season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh with 1/4 of vegetable mixture
Calories 407
Calories from Fat 48 %
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 79 mg
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 20 g
Sodium 957 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Vegetable 2-1/2
Meat 3-1/2
Fat 1

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