Quick Easy Chicken Recipes
Mediterranean Chicken

Our quick easy chicken recipes includes this healthy recipe, Mediterranean Chicken. This is a favorite for the family as it's tasty and full of vegetables and meat and a favorite for me, as it's done in one fry pan. 

Quick Easy Chicken Recipes - Mediterranean Chicken

Mediterranean chicken cooked in an electric frypan

Rating:  Easy
Hands-On Time: 15 mins
Hands-Off Time: 0 mins
Steps: 1

I love this dish for its efficiency!  I cut up the vegetables while the meat's cooking.  So, within 15 minutes, it's all in the pan and after 30 minutes cooking it's ready for the table or for freezing.

Absolutely yummy!

Mediterranean Chicken

This recipe serves 8 persons.

This is a one pot dish, complete with carbohydrates in the rice, protein in the meat and vegetables.

You'll need:

•    2 lb/1 kg chicken meat, cut into 1" chunks

•    2 large onions, diced thickly

•    2 chorizo, diced thickly

•    2 sticks of celery, diced

•    2 carrots, diced

•    2 1/2 cups rice, uncooked

•    1 tbspn piri-piri flakes (optional)

•    5 cups chicken stock

•    1 tin/14oz/400gm diced tomatoes

•    2 cups frozen peas

•    2 red bell peppers/capsicums, large dices

How to put it together:

•    Into a moderately hot fry pan, brown chicken meat and chorizo

•    In the meantime, cut up onion, carrot and celery. Toss them into the pan

•    When the chicken is browned but not cooked all the way through, toss in the grains of rice.  Cook for a few minutes

•    Pour in stock.

•    Add piri-piri, if you'd like this with a little bite. Otherwise omit this condiment.

•    Stir to combine and leave it on moderate low for 30 minutes till the rice cooks

•    When the rice is cooked and 5 minutes before serving, stir in peas and capsicum. Turn off heat, cover for 5 minutes. The heat from the pan and meal will cook the peas and capsicums without overcooking them.

This tasty meal is ready to be served.

It's prepared within 15 minutes and cooked in 30 minutes.

It looks colorful and inviting and tastes sensational!

Now, how easy was that! You've turned out a healthy meal in under half an hour.

Tips from Easy Healthy Recipes

I use a large electric fry pan for my healthy one pot meals so as to avoid or minimize the use oil in cooking. Further, the large fry pan means 2 meals can be cooked at the one time. It's just as quick to cook two meals as it is to cook one - it's just time and cost efficient to cook in larger quantities.

Chicken thigh meat is best for this dish as it is more robust than breast meat but be sure to remove all fat from the meat before cooking. Healthy cooking for us means using less saturated fat and I take the trouble to cut away bits of chicken fat.

My family loves healthy recipes and I hope you too will enjoy our quick easy chicken recipes.

Remember the key to healthy meals is quick cooking and not overly processed meals.

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