Quick and easy ways to feed your family that you can feel good about (sorta)- Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and broccoli

The purpose of this recipe is to feed them before they eat each other.

You will need few ingredients and only 30 minutes from start to finish, with very little monitoring.


Frozen raw chicken tenders (heads up, you are going to see me list this ingredient often)


I keep these staples in my house at all times for those evenings where your kids need a bit more attention, everyone is still playing outside, fussy baby, school projects to work on… and you basically don’t have the time to put into much more into dinner, but you might get shanked if you make sandwiches, again.

The frozen veggie you see here is broccoli florets, which happens to be a favorite around here. You can use whatever frozen veggie your kids will eat.

I used 1/2 a stick of butter (or margarine) and quite a bit of garlic because last time I made broccoli my middle son made sure to tell me I was not using enough seasoning. You can use as much or as little as you like, and add your favorites.

Put the tenders in the pan still FROZEN with butter and seasoning. Set your burner on low with the lid on.


Then walk away because for the next 15 minutes you don’t need to do anything. You can tell by the time that I was kept away a bit longer.


Turn tenders and add broccoli and more seasoning. Put the lid back on.


Give it about 15 minutes to get the broccoli tender, stirring a few times.




I sometimes make this with a side of rice, which also requires very little involvement. But we were eating light that night.

Add what you like to it and see what your family prefers. You can add a can of cream of chicken, or cheese or whatever you have in the fridge that might add a little flavor (or convince your kids to eat it without threats).

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One Comment

  1. Judy Robinson
    Sep 01, 2015 @ 12:32:39



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