This post has been sponsored by Cans Get You Cooking. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Busy weeknights call for quick and simple recipes that are big on flavor. Reach into your “Cantry” and get most of what you need to make this delicious Balsamic Chicken Vegetable Skillet for dinner tonight. Not to mention, celebrating National Canned Food Month!
Our weeknights (and most nights) are super busy, leaving little time to make a home-cooked meal. Since our time together as a family is so precious, I definitely prefer to spend more of it hanging out and less standing over the stove cooking dinner. That’s where canned foods come into play! With a well-stocked pantry full with canned foods, I can get through the week with delicious and creative meals that I feel good about serving my family and friends.
Recipes like this Balsamic Chicken Vegetable Skillet allow me to do just that thanks to the inclusion of several canned food items, allowing me to do less prep.I recommend you try it tonight, especially since February is #NationalCannedFoodMonth!
The #CansGetYouCooking movement is all about sharing ways to use canned items in recipes to free up extra time by spending less time prepping items and and cooking while still getting a delicious meal on the table.
Here are some of the amazing benefits of using canned items include:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables that are harvested at the peak of freshness and canned within 4 hours, meaning your meals will taste fresh and nutritious!
- Cans provide year-round access to seasonal fruits and vegetables and keep food fresh and flavorful without the need for preservatives and additives
- Using canned items in recipes cuts down on prep time, which means more time with family and friends!
- Kids and adults who use six or more canned foods a week are more likely to get higher levels of 17+ nutrients such as potassium, calcium and fiber.
- Canned food also help Americans reduce the amount of perishable fruits and vegetables they purchase and then throw away.
I keep my "Cantry" stocked with an array of items, which helps me cut down on food waste. With recipes like this Balsamic Chicken and Vegetable Skillet, I can take advantage of what is in my pantry while also still providing my family with a delicious, creative meal we all love.
This yummy recipe is made in just one pan and is ready in under 30 minutes, making it absolutely perfect for a busy night when you might be considering take-out versus cooking. Over half of the cooking time is hands-off, too, which is perfect for a busy mom!
Once the farro is cooked, you simple add in the remaining ingredients!
From start to finish, this recipe takes less than 30 minutes and is always a crowd-pleaser whenever I make it.
I use farro in the recipe because I love the chewy texture. You can easily replace it with rice or quinoa if you prefer. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the directions for your substitution.
The vegetables in the recipe are also easily changeable, so be sure to choose your favorites. Love mushrooms? Grab a can of mushroom slices and add them in. The possibilities are endless, so get creative when you are shopping the canned food aisle in your local store.
If you love this recipe for Balsamic Chicken Vegetable Skillet, be sure to check out these other great recipes that are perfect because Cans Get You Cooking!
- Coconut Mango Chicken Skillet
- Chicken Taco Soup
- Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
- Green Chile Pumpkin Soup
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 380mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 23g