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Creamy ‘Chicken Tonight’ Chicken and Vegetable Takeoff

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This creamy chicken breast and vegetable recipe is a homemade simmer sauce take off. Healthy with lots of flavour and made from 100% real food.

creamy chicken and vegetables

Simmer sauces that you buy in the supermarket are convenient and they can be cheap as well, especially when on sale.

But while they are convenient, you get all sorts of additives that you don’t get when cooking from scratch.

What’s more, your from-scratch sauce is going to taste waaaay better and it actually doesn’t take that much more time than pouring in a jar of sauce.

This recipe uses one chicken breast, stretching a little bit of meat to feed four. It’s bulked up with lots of healthy vegetables and served with a side of filling rice (in our case, basmati rice).

You can switch out the vegetables you don’t have for ones you do. Alternatives might be green beans, finely sliced cabbage, just wilted spinach leaves, or bok choy.

If you want to double this and freeze it, portion and freeze before adding the cream.

To make food prep easier, check out: how to prepare capsicum.

Looking for more one-breast chicken meals that feed a family? Check out the One Breast Chicken and Vegetable Pie recipe.

Yield: 4

Creamy One Chicken Breast and Vegetable Recipe

creamy one chicken breast and vegetable recipe

This creamy chicken breast and vegetable recipe is a homemade "Chicken Tonight" simmer sauce take off. Lots of flavour without any additives.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 chicken breast, sliced into strips
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 carrot, cut into batons
  • 1 zucchini, into batons
  • 1/2 red capsicum, cut into strips
  • a handful or two of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. of dried thyme
  • 1-2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 cup of chicken stock (250 ml)
  • 1 tsp of cornflour
  • 1/4 cup of cream or 1-2 Tbsp. sour cream


  1. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add chickens trips and cook for a couple of minutes until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add onion to pan and cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until softened. Add vegetables and garlic and continue to cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the thyme, mustard, 3/4 cup chicken stock and chicken strips to the pan. Cook, stirring, for a further 5 minutes until vegetables and chicken are cooked through.
  4. Stir the cornflour into the remaining 1/4 cup stock and add to the pan. Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  5. Add cream, stir and heat through. Alternatively, add a tablespoon of sour cream, stir and heat through.
  6. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 192mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 13g

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  1. Hello Melissa,

    Your chicken meal looks delicious.

    My friend gave me a recipe years ago which we have adapted over the years. It is chicken supreme or chicken curry with fettucine or linguine. I think in the original recipe you use leftover rotisserie chicken and serve with rice. The recipe calls for sour cream and curry mixed with cream of chicken soup. Like you with the bottled sauce, I have now come up with an alternative to buying tinned soup. I cube and cook chicken fillet, then add a sprinkling of stock powder (chicken) as it browns and set aside the chicken. In the meantime I cook vegies like you in the steamer or micro steamer until they are just tender. I add a mixture of oil and butter to the pan I cooked chicken in, then cook plain flour into the butter to make a roux. I add curry powder or paste, then chicken stock and finally milk to make a thick sauce around the same consistency as canned (undiluted) soup, then I simply stir in the sour cream to make the sauce. I add the chicken and veg back into the sauce once it is bubbling and warm through. We usually have this with fettucine or linguine but you can have it with rice. I cook cauliflower florets too as my DH thinks they are extra chicken cubes once in the curry sauce! (not a lover of veg) It is such a quick meal it is like a “chicken tonight” kind of convenience.


    1. Yum, thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll have to try it! I’ve tried a similar one with curry powder and cream – and a touch of sherry.

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