easy one skillet margherita chicken

one skillet margherita chicken

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When you have two extra power ingredients in a one skillet margherita chicken recipe, you make even the rookie home cook a cooking star!

Y’all know what you want! Recipes that are easy, quick, simple and extraordinarily delicious! Well, add this margherita chicken to your skillet recipes. It’s so easy and hits the marks 150%!

Margherita Chicken

Who doesn’t love anything margherita regardless of how you spell it! Margherita pizza. Margarita Cocktail. Margarita pork chops. Margherita pepperoni sticks. And, the quintessential margherita chicken. This skillet recipe has got all those flavors that you absolutely love. And, with nutritional yeast and V8 boosting the health value, you’re in for explosive flavors. 

Nutritional Yeast Benefits

Another great ingredient in this recipe is nutritional yeast. It’s hard to emphasize the nutritional yeast benefits just a little of this added to a recipe can give you. 

Now, if you follow me, you know that I use it in so many recipes. So, if you want some extra health power, go ahead and stock it in your pantry items. Really for me, it’s almost like salt and pepper. Not only does it help with the overall flavors, but it has other value. Here are some of the most important from Healthline:

  • It is a complete protein: Nutritional yeast contains all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from food. One tablespoon contains 2 grams of protein, making it an easy way for vegans to add high-quality protein to meals (2Trusted Source).
  • It contains many B vitamins: One tablespoon of nutritional yeast contains 30–180% of the RDI for B vitamins. When fortified, it is especially rich in thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
  • It contains trace minerals: One tablespoon contains 2–30% of the RDI for trace minerals, such as zinc, selenium, manganese and molybdenum. Trace minerals are involved in gene regulation, metabolism, growth and immunity (3Trusted Source4)

V8 in Chicken Margherita

While everything about this dish is healthy, there’re a couple of extra boosts to ramp up the nutritional value. First of all, we’re using V8 juice. Very Well Living talks about whether V8 is good for you. And, as I always say, dig and read for yourself. There’s so much out there to learn about what we put in our bodies and all the ‘ifs’ that might be specific to one person but not another. According to Very Well Living:

If you enjoy the taste of V8 juice, you’ll gain several benefits when you consume the beverage. And in general, health experts would say that V8 juice is a better option than a sugar-sweetened beverage.

For example, V8 juice is much lower in sugar than many other drinks. An eight-ounce glass of Original V8 contains just 6 grams of sugar, while a glass of orange juice contains 22 grams of sugar. An 8-ounce glass of unsweetened apple juice provides 24 grams of sugar.

Most V8 vegetable juice varieties are a good source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure, prevent muscle cramping, and balance the body’s electrolytes. V8 also provides vitamin A to boost your immune system, and vitamin C to prevent the bone disease scurvy and help with wound healing.

One final thought, this Appalachian Buttermilk Salad is perfect to serve with this dish! Gives you that cool crispy texture that pops with the chicken! xoxo ~ally

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one skillet margharita chicken

one skillet margherita chicken

easy one skillet margharita chicken

Yield: About 2 hungry folks!

When you have two extra power ingredients in a one skillet margherita chicken recipe, you make even the rookie home cook a cooking star! #oneskilletmeals #oneskilletchicken #easychickendinner


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • 1 ½ to 1 ¾ lbs. chicken breasts, boneless skinless, butterflied
  • 3 Tbl. canola oil
  • 2 tsp. nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning mixture
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup V8 juice, low sodium
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, roughly smashed
  • ½ cup green olives, with pimentos, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly, French cut
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes, diced
  • Grated Cheese for Serving
  • Red Chili Flakes, optional


Mix the nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil. Brown both sides of the chicken.

Reduce heat to medium. Add the V8 juice and spices. Blend a little.

Add the garlic, green olives, onion, and pour the tomatoes over the mixture. Top with the fresh basil leaves. Cover with a lid. Cook in a preheated 375 oven for 30 minutes. Remove lid and cook another 5 minutes. This will reduce just a tad the liquid and thicken the sauce.

When done, put on stovetop, cover and let it cool somewhat. Serve with grated cheese.


You can use any cut of chicken you like. Bone in and skin on. But, adjust cooking time accordingly. Chicken should finish at 165 degrees.

This dish is perfect served over rice or pasta!

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one skillet margharita chicken

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  1. Faith Julian says:

    7/6/2022. I made this for our dinner and my husband LOVED it. The recipe was so easy to follow, the ingredients are at your grocery store and I cooked everything in one skillet.
    I did change the V-8 to regular tomato juice and I removed the chicken once it browned. I then took the rest of the ingredients mixed them together well then add the chicken back in.
    Just love a meal that makes you want that dinner clock to spin to “Come and Get it’ time.
    Can’t wait to make this again. Thank you!

    1. Faith! I love your adjustments. You’re a seasoned home cook who knows what to do to streamline a recipe to YOUR liking! Yes, I love doing easy things, one skillet or pan and having ingredients that are easily accessible and doable. And, your statement about the dinner clock, sooooooooooooooooooo fab!! xox ally

  2. Pam Blair says:

    Hi Ally! Just had to let you know I made the margherita chicken and it was delicious! SO good, I forgot to take a picture before we dove right in and ate it; however, I did get a pic of the small bowl of leftovers and it still looks great. So – I’m not on FB, but will try to Pin it.
    Thank you for another delicious recipe. I love your style and it’s great to see you back in the swing of things. I know it’s been a rough year for you but when the going gets tough, the tough get going! And we love your fellow MI-er’s Ann and Keith Palmer.
    Pam Blair

    1. Ohhhh, Pam! You have NO idea how much I needed to hear these positive and uplifting words! Ya know, it’s been a tough week w/the website and other technical issues that have just made me want to pull my hair out and wonder why in Sam Hill do I do this! BUT, getting your message now tells me why I do it! Thank you, my sweet dear friend. God is good…he sends sweet angels like you when most needed! Yes, please Pin it …you can also go to the Pinterest pin and leave a message, too. Oh, gosh, how we adore Ann and Keith! They’re LT friends who are just wonderful! Peace & Namaste xoxo ~ally

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