Healthy Dinner Idea: Southwest Chicken Skillet (Real Food)

Skillet meals are a favorite way of mine to get dinner on the table easily on busy nights. This Southwest Chicken Skillet is particularly handy for a busy night because it uses precooked (leftover) chicken and just a handful of simple ingredients.

It doesn’t hurt that it is also a hearty, comfort food type meal either.

31 Days of Healthy Dinner Ideas: Southwest Chicken Skillet

I didn’t have any green onions on hand when I made this so I just used some chopped green bell pepper on top.

This is a great real food meal. It could also be a THM(E) or energizing meal as long as you use chicken cooked in minimal or no oil and leave the cheese off or use no more that a light garnish of low fat cheese.

This post is part of my 31 Days of Healthy Dinner Ideas Series. Be sure to check in daily for a new healthy dinner idea.


I am not a health professional or a nutritionist. Information I share is not to be taken as medical advice. It is based on my own personal experiences as well as testimonials and research shared by others. Please discuss any concerns regarding diet and health with your own health professional.

Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.