Skillet Barbecue Chicken

Chicken is a meat staple in our house, and on a weekly basis we’re always trying to figure out new ways to fix it.  This particular recipe was introduced this past fall, but we had it this week and I had to share just how simple it is to make.  When I made this on Monday, my good friend Ms. Santa Barbara joined us for dinner and she loved it!  I’ve also made it for others and it never fails to satisfy.  πŸ™‚

(The recipe book in the picture I use relentlessly.  The recipes are easy, fast and always taste good.)

SKILLET BARBECUE CHICKEN
Fresh Food Fast – Weeknight Meals by Cooking Light

INGREDIENTS
4 (6-ounce) chicken breast halves
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp salt-free Southwest chipolte seasoning blen
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup honey-roasted barbecue sauce (I use any kind I have on hand)
1/4 cup water

METHOD

  1. Place chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thinkness 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.  Yield:  4 servings.  (serving size:  1 chicken breast half & 1/4 cup sauce).
Calories – 266 | Fat – 7.3g | Sat. Fat – 1.6g | Cholesterol – 94g | Sodium – 580mg | Carbs – 11.7g | Fiber – 0.1g | Protein – 34.4g 
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