South Beach Chicken Skillet

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a quick and easy meal suitable for the South Beach diet on a week night. The amount of spices listed here give the chicken a very mild kick. This is not a hot dish, although you could make it so if you wished.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brush the entire bottom of a large nonstick skillet with the olive oil using a pastry brush.
  2. Cook the garlic for about a minute over a medium heat then add the chicken, stirring as required to cook all the sides of the chunks.
  3. Sprinkle the paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper over the chicken and stir to evenly coat.
  4. Add the onion and cook for a minute or two before adding all the peppers.
  5. Cook stirring occasionally until the peppers are tender and the chicken is done.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir well to mix.
Most Helpful

I have made this a couple of times. We really like it. We omit the onion and cube the chicken and peppers. We love it. It is healthy and a "whole foods" meal that my whole family will eat. Thank you for posting Pixie.

GinaXOXO November 30, 2011

This was a great recipe. I served it with low carb tortillas, shredded cheddar and sour cream. If I had planned ahead, I would have made some guacamole, but didn't get avocados at the store. I did double the spices since other reviewers said it wasn't very spicy. I thought it was fine with the spices doubled.

HeatherN October 06, 2011

We thought this was good, but not great. It just seems to be a little lacking in flavor. We ate ours in a wrap.

CulinaryExplorer March 20, 2010