10-minute Parmesan-Basil Chicken with Roasted Broccoli~ a 1-pan dinner!

10-minute Parmesan-Basil Chicken with Roasted Broccoli~ a 1-pan dinner {Paleo}

Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 37 Comments

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Ten minutes of prep time is often what we’re looking for, yes?– when it comes to dinner?

And this gorgeously crispy coating is kind of like a parmesan-fried-chicken (but one that gets baked), so your eaters will love it. Simple, classic goodness. Delicious– and pretty topped with fresh basil or edible flowers.

The broccoli roasts in the same pan, getting all the lovely pan drippings, and making clean-up easier.

This recipe is Paleo, yet will happily feed all the hedonists in your life (which may be you, no?) Also, it just has a little of that wonderful cassava flour in the coating, so if you’re phasing off of the GAPS Diet, it might be a good way to try it. Our bodies loved this complex carb.

 

10-minute Parmesan-Basil Chicken with Roasted Broccoli~ a 1-pan dinner! {Paleo and GAPS Diet}

 

10-minute Parmesan-Basil Chicken with Roasted Broccoli~ a 1-pan dinner
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Servings Prep Time
5-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour + 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour + 10 minutes
10-minute Parmesan-Basil Chicken with Roasted Broccoli~ a 1-pan dinner
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
5-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour + 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour + 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place 1/4 cup fat into large cast iron skillet or baking dish and place in oven to melt, if using a solid fat.
  2. Lay chicken in pan. Using your hand, roll each piece over in the fat. Sprinkle the top of each piece (making a pile) with garlic powder, then parmesan, then cassava, then basil, then sea salt, and black pepper. Try to get the sprinkles on the chicken itself and not too much in the open places of the pan.
  3. Using your bare hand, pick up each piece and dredge its bottom side with the mixture from the top of another piece of chicken, also sopping up any spilled on the pan. In this way, each piece of chicken will have fat on its bottom side and then be dredged with the parmesan, cassava and seasoning as well.
  4. Add remaining 2 Tablespoons fat on and around the chicken, in small blobs.
  5. Place in preheated oven and bake until cooked through, about 50 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from oven. Using tongs or two forks, completely roll over each piece of chicken (360 degrees), so its crispy top is coated in hot fat.
  7. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add chopped broccoli to pan. Toss well, to coat with pan drippings, using a metal spatula if needed to scrape up bits from pan.
  8. Return broccoli to oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn off heat.
  9. Return chicken to cast iron skillet and place in oven briefly, to be sure it's warm. Garnish with fresh edible flowers, or fresh basil; and serve.
Recipe Notes

This is where I get my Otto's Cassava Flour.

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  • Brit McGinnis

    Fi-nally. Been looking for a way to jazz up broccoli!

  • So quick and tasty and easily prepared, nice one!!!

  • I like your way of ensuring each side is coated with fat but also dredged in seasoning… that’s a good tip.

  • linda spiker

    I love this meal Megan! Ten minutes is ideal prep time and of course you kept it healthy and delicious!

  • So simple, yet looks so delicious!

  • Renee Kohley

    Love a good one pan dinner – I need those on the weekdays! That chicken looks perfection!

  • Love this dish. One pan dinners make life so much easier.

  • I loooove one pan dinners! I need to go purchase some cassava flour, I hear such great things about it!

  • Cristina Maria Curp

    Looks so yummy! And one pan dinners are always a win!

  • Man, wish I could eat Parmesan because this looks delicious! I’ll be sure to pass it on to dairy-eating friends though!

  • Megan Stevens

    Yay, roasted is our favorite, and chicken pan drippings are like candy!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Megan Stevens

    Oh good, thank you Darryl!

  • Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!

    Love that this is so easy! And Paleo!

  • Megan Stevens

    I just so want one pan TOTAL, you know? No extra bowl with raw chicken to wash out of it… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Megan Stevens

    Thanks, Linda!!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thanks, Vanessa, yes– so simple.

  • Megan Stevens

    Thanks, Renee. I need one pan dinners on the weekends, too, lol! SUCH busy days!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Megan Stevens

    SO true. Thanks, Anna, so glad.

  • Megan Stevens

    Cassava’s changed our life, mostly with baking; I use it everyday. But I love it for savory stuff too, like in this recipe. It seems expensive, but then it becomes indispensable. Yay for one pan!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Megan Stevens

    Thanks, Cristina! Yay!

  • Megan Stevens

    My daughter can’t have it either. I actually made hers in exactly the same way, in a teeny cast iron skillet, and just left out the parm. Hers was lovely, too, due to the cassava and spices. Thanks!

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    This is just so beautiful!!! Those blossoms! Are the mustard? I would love for this meal to grace our dinner table soon.

  • Lindsey Dietz

    This type of dish is my favorite! Throw it all in a pan and you’re done! I don’t do complicated, so this is right up my alley!

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, Emily, you’re so keen!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ They’re mustard blossoms! I love their flavor. I love eating them!!

  • Megan Stevens

    Yeah! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cassava flour is not allowed on the GAPS Diet, but I think you could sub in coconut or other nut flour.

  • Megan Stevens

    Too true! I don’t know where my brain was. I just updated the post!

  • ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Georgie

    I looooooooooove parmesan cheese! It’s literally the yummiest thing ever. Can I just say too – your little header illustration is gorgeous! <3

  • Katja Heino

    One pan dinners are totally my jam! This look delish!!

  • ChihYu

    That’s totally delicious !! YUM !

  • Jessica DeMay

    This chicken looks amazing! I love how the broccoli is cooked in the same pan in the drippings- what a great idea!

  • Callie Goode

    This looks so deeply delicious and beautiful. This is certainly a one pan wonder.

  • Callie Goode

    There are so many bright and tasty colors in this dish. I love it.

  • Kari Peters

    You can’t beat a 10 minute prep time, and one pan dinners are my favorite thing during the work week!

  • Allison Wojtowecz

    So simple! Love basil on anything.

  • I love Otto’s cassava flour! This sounds great.