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Simple Skillet Chicken Vegetable Dinner

A one pan chicken and vegetable main course that has lots of taste and takes less than 30 minutes to get on the table. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Laura


  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper (red, yellow or orange), sliced
  • 1 small onion, cut into thin half moons
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts If the breasts are thick, wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper and pound them to flatten.
  • 2 1/2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled If the feta is extra salty, rinse and dry it before crumbling.
  • 10 Kalamata olives, rinsed & halved
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 ounce white wine, chicken broth or water


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy skillet, preferably cast iron. Add the sliced peppers and onions. Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes until softened. The onion may turn golden brown along the edges. Remove to a plate. If necessary to keep the bottom of the pan moistened, add another tablespoon of oil. Let the pan re-heat for about 30 seconds. 

    Vegetables cut and ready to cook for simple skillet chicken vegetable dinner.
  2. Dry the chicken breasts in a paper towel, then cook them on medium-high heat for about 3-5 minutes on each side. The outside should be a bit browned on the edges and the breasts should be almost, but not completely, cooked inside. 

    Sauteeing chicken breasts for simple skillet chicken vegetable dinner.
  3. Add the onion and peppers back into the skillet, top with the tomatoes, olives, oregano, and fresh pepper. Then pour in the small amount of liquid (wine, chicken broth, or water), cover the skillet, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. 

    Last step in cooking Simple Skillet Chicken and Vegetable Dinner.
  4. Serve with rice or potatoes. 

Recipe Notes

If you start rice when you begin the chicken and vegetables, it will cook while you attend to the skillet. On the off chance that the rice is ready earlier than the chicken and vegetables, you can leave the pot of rice covered on the stove. It will stay warm until the food in the skillet is done. Just make sure to refrigerate any leftover rice

You don't need to precisely measure the liquid. I use my 1 ounce  shot glass.