This BBQ Chicken and Smoked Sausage Skillet is the perfect one pan dinner! This meal is loaded with veggies and protein and is about 4 net carbs!
BBQ Chicken and Smoked Sausage Skillet
This BBQ Chicken and Smoked Sausage Skillet is an incredibly delicious and easy keto dinner recipe! Tender chicken and your favorite smoked sausage are combined with Cajun seasoning, tons of veggies and a low carb BBQ sauce for a quick and easy dinner that is ready in just 20 minutes! Everyone at your table will love this flavorful meal, and you’ll love knowing that it’s only about 4 net carbs per serving!
This one pan dinner recipe is ready very quickly, serves a crowd and is a great healthy dinner idea. There’s a large amount of protein from the sausage and chicken and you’re going to get in a large serving of veggies. You can feel good about feeding this to your family! This keto recipe is also great for meal prepping- make a batch over the weekend and grab and go for an easy weekday lunch!
Ingredients in BBQ Chicken Skillet
As always, here is a quick overview of the ingredients used in our Chicken Skillet. For the complete recipe, just scroll to the bottom of the page.
- Smoked or Andouille sausage, chicken
- Green beans, cauliflower, bell pepper
- Minced garlic, olive oil
- Cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic powder
- BBQ sauce- use low carb if keto
How do I make this Smoked Sausage recipe?
This one pan dinner is ready in only 4 simple steps!
- Add your sausage and veggies to a bowl and toss with olive oil and Cajun seasoning.
- In a separate bowl, combine the chicken, olive oil, Cajun seasoning, paprika and garlic powder.
- In a heated skillet, add your chicken. Allow to cook for 4 minutes, turning occasionally. Add the rest of your meat and veggies in a single layer and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until everything is cooked through.
- Drizzle with BBQ sauce and toss to coat. You can serve this with additional sauce if desired.
Tips for the best one pan skillet dinner
- Try to cut your chicken, sausage and veggies into a similar size so they all cook evenly.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure that your chicken is cooked to 165 degrees
- If your skillet is large enough, try to cook everything in one single layer. This will make sure that everything gets a nice golden brown
- If you have some veggies that you need to use, add them to the meal! The carb count may change, so keep that in mind.
- Make sure to allow your chicken to cook before you add the other ingredients to the skillet- the chicken will take longer to cook than everything else
What should I serve with this BBQ Chicken?
One of the great things about this dinner is it’s really a main course and a side all in one! If you wanted to have other dishes on the table, I would recommend Roasted Cabbage, Zucchini with Parmesan or Stuffed Mushrooms.
Is this recipe good for keto meal prep?
This is a great keto meal prep recipe! Make ahead of time and keep in your favorite meal prep containers and just grab it out of the fridge on the way to work!
How to Store and Reheat this Smoked Sausage Skillet
To store this one pan dinner, place in a plastic or glass container with an airtight lid and store in the fridge. This meal will keep fresh for up to four days. To reheat, just warm in the microwave in 3o second increments until it’s hot enough for you. You can also warm up on the stove top.
Keto Dinner Recipes
BBQ Chicken and Smoked Sausage Skillet
- 1 14 ounce package Smoked Sausage or Andouille Sausage, sliced
- 1 pound chicken cut into cubes
- 2 cups green beans trimmed and cut in half
- 2 cups cauliflower florrets
- 1 cup bell pepper chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning*
- 1 teaspoon EACH paprika and garlic powder
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce low carb if keto, see notes below
- *You can also use your favorite all purpose seasoning blend
- Combine the sliced smoked sausage and vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning.
- In another bowl add the cubed chicken, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the remaining cajun seasoning, paprika and garlic powder.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat. Spray with cooking oil.
- Add the chicken to the skillet first (it takes longer to cook than everything else). Cook 4 minutes, turning occasionally.
- Add the remaining meat and veggies to the skillet, trying to place everything in a single layer if possible.
Cook the veggies 3 minutes without tossing, stir and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until the sausage and chicken have browned and cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
- Drizzle the BBQ sauce over the skillet and toss to coat. Serve with additional BBQ sauce if desired.