You might think of your frying pan as dedicated to cooking up bacon and burgers.  If so, you’ve been severely underutilizing on of the most versatile tools in your kitchen.

One skillet is all you need to make a delicious and healthy meal from start to finish.  And better yet, cooking everything in one pan allows all of the flavors to mingle while simultaneously minimizing kitchen clutter and cleanup.

Today we’re featuring one quick and healthy recipe, but the formula for dreaming up your own one-skillet meal is easy. Protein into pan, protein out of pan, veggies in, then protein back in, along with any sauce, broth, wine, or flavor enhancers. Simmer ten minutes then enjoy your meal.

Bon appetite!

One Pan Garlic Chicken


  • 2 heads garlic, cloves separated
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 1/2 pounds), skin removed, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives or scallion greens


  1. Peel garlic cloves and cut larger ones in half. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add chicken to the pan and cook until browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn it over and return the garlic to the pan. Add wine and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk broth, mustard, flour and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the pan; bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a lively simmer. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).

Recipe from Eating Well