20 Minute Bacon, Broccoli and Brussels Sprout Skillet

Getting my husband to eat, let alone enjoy, vegetables is always a task. I’ve tried probably a dozen different stir fry recipes and none of them really hit home for him. After getting inspired by a similar dish I saw on Bob Harper’s Instagram, I went to work in the kitchen and struck gold!

Quick Healthy Recipe: This quick skillet meal includes bacon, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Such an easy dinner recipe and takes just 20 minutes to throw together!

I managed to make a vegetable rich dish that my husband not only loves, but one that he requests in the weekly meal plan! As someone who is trying to incorporate more vegetables into her diet, this makes things so much easier for me.

Quick Healthy Recipe: This quick skillet meal includes bacon, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Such an easy dinner recipe and takes just 20 minutes to throw together!

 

What you’ll need:

  • 2 – 9 oz bags of shaved Brussels Sprouts
  • 6 ounces of Broccoli Florets
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 4 ounces of chicken (I use Tyson frozen grilled fillets to make this even easier during a busy week)
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic or 2 cloves of fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper

 

Directions:

Start your skillet on medium high heat and slice your bacon. I use kitchen shears to make easy work of this. While your bacon is crisping up, go ahead and start steaming your broccoli and cooking your chicken.

Quick Healthy Recipe: This quick skillet meal includes bacon, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Such an easy dinner recipe and takes just 20 minutes to throw together!

Once your bacon is nice and crispy, transfer your pieces to a plate lined with paper towels and reserve 1-2 tablespoons of grease in the pan. Add your brussels sprouts to the skillet.

Quick Healthy Recipe: This quick skillet meal includes bacon, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Such an easy dinner recipe and takes just 20 minutes to throw together!

I cooked my brussels sprouts covered for about 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. The way I cook my brussels sprouts, the shaved bits are nice and tender while the larger slices still have a good bit of crunch to them. If you like your brussels sprouts more or less done, adjust the cooking time accordingly. At this point, I add garlic, garlic salt and pepper to the party. I use packaged minced garlic to, again, make things even easier. I clear a little space in the skillet and let the garlic cook on its own until it becomes fragrant, then I mix it in with the sprouts.

Quick Healthy Recipe: This quick skillet meal includes bacon, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Such an easy dinner recipe and takes just 20 minutes to throw together!

Now its time to throw everything together! Add in your bacon & steamed broccoli and gently toss. I slice my chicken and place it on top of everything just to make it look nice.

Quick Healthy Recipe: This quick skillet meal includes bacon, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Such an easy dinner recipe and takes just 20 minutes to throw together!

In just about 20 minutes, you have a delicious meal that is filling and pretty much guilt free! This can feed my husband and I very well and there is usually even some left over that I can have for lunch the next day. Another great thing about this recipe is that you can adjust the amount and remove the chicken to have yourself an equally delicious side dish! This is by far one of the most versatile recipes that I have in my arsenal and I hope you love it as much as I do!

20 Minute Bacon, Broccoli and Brussels Sprout Skillet

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 - 9 oz bags of shaved Brussels Sprouts
  • 6 ounces of Broccoli Florets
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 4 ounces of chicken
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic or 2 cloves of fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat your skillet up to medium high and add your bacon pieces.
  2. While your bacon is cooking, steam your broccoli and cook your chicken using your own preferred method.
  3. Once your bacon is crispy, remove from the skillet and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Reserve 1 - 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and add your brussels sprouts to the same skillet and cook covered for 10-12 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  5. After your brussels sprouts are nice and tender, add your garlic, garlic salt and pepper. Cook until garlic is fragrant.
  6. Add your chicken and broccoli and gently toss.
  7. Serve immediately.
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Comments

  1. says

    I love meals with only one pan to wash! Broccoli is the #1 favorite veggie at my house, so with the small tweek of using turkey bacon, I know this recipe will make my family happy. :) Thanks for sharing this easy and quick weeknight idea!

    • Kalea says

      I wish I could get away with using turkey bacon to make this even healthier! My husband is a stickler for using the real stuff. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    This sounds delicious! I love Brussels sprouts when they are cooked “the right way”. When they aren’t, eh… not so much. Will definitely have to give this recipe a try!

    • Kalea says

      LOL! Sharing good food can be tough. I knew I really loved my husband when I let him eat my leftovers instead of saving them for myself later 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

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