• Chicken, bacon, veggie skillet

    Chicken, Bacon, Asparagus, & Brussels Sprouts Skillet

    I came up with this recipe because I had only one pound of chicken breasts on hand, and with a husband and two teenagers to feed, a pound of chicken is not going to cut it. So, l wanted to make something that would help stretch that pound of chicken into a meal, but not skimp on protein, be super healthy, and fit into our low carb/keto lifestyle. Adding a few eggs and some fresh Brussels sprouts and asparagus, and we had dinner! I love this recipe for breakfast or brunch too!

    I recommend using a cast iron skillet for this recipe, because not only is cast iron a great non-toxic cooking option, but it can easily go from stovetop to oven!

    Ingredients

    Skillet

    4 Strips Bacon

    1 to 1-1/2 lbs. Chicken breast

    1 Small onion, chopped

    1 lb. Brussels sprouts, cut into ¾ to 1-inch pieces

    1 Bunch of asparagus

    4 Eggs

    Avocado or coconut oil (if needed)

    Salt

    Black pepper

    Hollandaise sauce

    3 Egg yolks

    1 tbs. Water

    1-1/4 tsp. Lemon juice

    6 tbs. Butter, softened

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 375˚. Cut chicken into 1- inch pieces. Chop bacon and cook in a cast iron skillet* over medium heat until crisp. Add the chicken and cook until nearly done. Don’t overcook (it will bake more while eggs are cooking)! Keeping bacon grease in pan, remove chicken and bacon, and set aside.

    Add additional oil to pan if needed. Add onion to pan and cook until translucent. Add Brussels sprouts. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add asparagus and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes, or until veggies are mostly tender. Then add chicken and bacon and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. If veggies are sticking to pan, add a teaspoon or two of oil. Make 4 wells in the mixture so that you can see the bottom of the pan a bit. Crack an egg into each well. Cook for a few minutes. Then transfer skillet to the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the egg whites are set.

    While skillet is in the oven, make the hollandaise sauce. Whisk egg yolks, water, and lemon juice over low heat. Whisk almost constantly. When mixture starts to thicken, temporarily remove from heat. Add a small amount of softened butter, and continue whisking, returning to burner periodically to help maintain temperature without overcooking. Whisk in remaining butter one tablespoon at a time. Remove from heat. Add a pinch of salt if desired.

    After 10 minutes or so in the oven, when eggs are set, remove skillet. Place one egg along with chicken and veggies on each plate. Top with hollandaise sauce.

    *Note: If you don’t have a cast iron skillet or oven-proof pan, instead of baking, turn heat to low and cover. Cook until egg whites are set (about 15 minutes)

    Enjoy!

    After you’ve tried the recipe, share your pics! Tag me on Instagram @cindy.hilliard.nutrition

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    Chicken, bacon, veggie skillet
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    Chicken, Bacon, Asparagus, & Brussels Sprouts Skillet

    Delicious low carb, keto, and paleo skillet meal with chicken, bacon, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, eggs, and hollandaise sauce.
    Course Breakfast, Main Course
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 40 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes
    Author Cindy

    Ingredients

    • 4 Strips Bacon
    • 1 to 1-1/2 lbs. Chicken breast
    • 1 Small onion chopped
    • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts cut into ¾ to 1-inch pieces
    • 1 Bunch of asparagus
    • 4 Eggs
    • Avocado or coconut oil if needed
    • Salt
    • Black pepper

    Hollandaise sauce

    • 3 Egg yolks
    • 1 tbs. Water
    • 1-1/4 tsp. Lemon juice
    • 6 tbs. Butter softened

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375˚. Cut chicken into 1- inch pieces. Chop bacon and cook in a cast iron skillet* over medium heat until crisp. Add the chicken and cook until nearly done. Don’t overcook (it will bake more while eggs are cooking)! Keeping bacon grease in pan, remove chicken and bacon, and set aside.
    • Add additional oil to pan if needed. Add onion to pan and cook until translucent. Add Brussels Sprouts. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add asparagus and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes, or until veggies are mostly tender. Then add chicken and bacon and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. If veggies are sticking to pan, add a teaspoon or two of oil. Make 4 wells in the mixture so that you can see the bottom of the pan a bit. Crack an egg into each well. Cook for a few minutes. Then transfer skillet to the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the egg whites are set.
    • While skillet is in the oven, make the hollandaise sauce. Whisk egg yolks, water, and lemon juice over low heat. Whisk almost constantly. When mixture starts to thicken, temporarily remove from heat. Add a small amount of softened butter, and continue whisking, returning to burner periodically to help maintain temperature without overcooking. Whisk in remaining butter one tablespoon at a time. Remove from heat. Add a pinch of salt if desired.
    • After 10 minutes or so in the oven, when egg whites are set, remove skillet. Serve by placing one egg along with chicken and veggies on each plate. Top with hollandaise sauce.
    • *Note: If you don’t have a cast iron skillet or oven-proof pan, instead of baking, turn heat to low and cover. Cook until egg whites are set (about 15 minutes)

    Notes

    If you don’t have a cast iron skillet or oven-proof pan, instead of baking, turn heat to low and cover. Cook until egg whites are set (about 15 minutes)
    Chicken bacon asparagus and Brussels sprouts skillet for Pinterest

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