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BBQ Chicken and Butternut Skillet

Quick and easy skillet that's light and filling!
Course: one dish meal, Skillet
Keyword: 30 minute, BBQ, bbq chicken, butternut squash, chicken skillet, easy, one dish, quick
Servings: 5
Calories: 291kcal


  • ½ butternut squash peeled and chopped into small squares (380 g)
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil 7 g
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (or 2 frozen cubes)
  • 1 cup onion diced (100 g)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 lb bag of frozen cauliflower florets 453 g, of course fresh works too!
  • 3 cups rotisserie or other cooked chicken breast chopped (400 g)
  • 1 cup corn fresh or frozen (130 g)
  • 1 oz Greek cream cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese (28 g)
  • cup nonfat Greek yogurt 95 g
  • 2 Tbsp *Kinder no sugar BBQ sauce 30 g
  • 2 oz gruyere or sharp cheddar cheese grated (56 g)**
  • Cilantro chopped

Optional extras for topping:

  • Avocado
  • Chopped red onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce


  • Heat a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Spray with a mist of olive oil spray, add chopped butternut squash and spray with an additional generous mist. (This was 7 grams for me.)
  • Cook (covered if you’d like to move it along) for about five to ten minutes, opening often to stir. When they’re starting to get tender, add garlic, onion, and dry seasonings and cook for a minute. Add the frozen cauliflower florets and cook for another ten minutes or until all veggies are as tender as you like. If it’s dry, add a couple of tablespoons of water as you go.
  • Add the cooked, chopped chicken, and corn. Combine well and then add your cream cheese, and Greek yogurt. Mix well, then smooth the top. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp BBQ sauce and sprinkle with grated gruyere (or sharp cheddar.) Broil for 2-4 minutes until your cheese is melted nicely.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped cilantro and diced red onion. Serve with optional chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh avocado, additional cilantro and bbq sauce. I love mine piled over or under chopped lettuce! My kids love it over brown rice.


*BBQ SAUCE: Use your favorite BBQ sauce, but if you’d like the macros to match, I’m using Kinder zero sugar which I love because it’s just 5 carbs/2 Tbsp serving and it doesn’t have any weird artificial sweeteners or anything. It’s just not a sugary sweet one.
** CHEESE: I used and LOVE gruyere on this. But use whatever you have and love! This recipe had plenty of room for those fats so this is NOT a low-fat cheese and is labeled at 9 fat per oz if you want to make a swap.
GF/DF: This is naturally gluten-free, just make sure to use a gluten-free BBQ sauce. For dairy-free, swap the cream cheese, greek yogurt, and gruyere for the dairy-free alternatives listed in the post above. 


Serving: 290g | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 4.1g