Three Easy One-Skillet Dinners

By Brita Nelson
Created December 8, 2016
Easy One-Skillet Chunky Chicken Pot Pie
A one-dish dinner means easier cleanup. We’re onboard, especially when it means we get to eat these quick and flavorful meals. MORE+ LESS-

I’m not a cleaner. (Every roommate I’ve had since moving out of my parents’ home would tell you that.) I’m not one for picking up, scrubbing or doing the dishes, but I love to cook. And with that comes a lot of dirty pots, pans, plates and silverware. For a girl who’s been living sans-dishwasher for many years, it isn’t ideal. 

One of my fellow editors mentioned making one-dish dinners in a cast-iron skillet, and I immediately started recipe-scouring. We’ve been obsessing over cast-iron skillets for a while, so I started with our site. And when I read that you aren’t supposed to traditionally clean a cast-iron skillet, I started doing backflips in my brain. 

Turns out, there are a lot of quick-and-easy skillet recipes. And since I’m already making one-dish dinners, why not make sure I can prepare them in fewer than 30 minutes? It really couldn’t hurt. (I haven’t always been described as the most patient person either.) Here are my favorites. 


Enchilada Skillet

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Skillet

I’m starting with a dish that’s simple-to-the-max. This Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Skillet is READY – start to finish – in 20 minutes. I’m going to use the extra time (and sacrifice one more pan) to toss in Crusty French Loaf as a tasty side.


Pot Pie

Easy One-Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Maybe it’s just me, but ever since I learned how to make pot pies, I’ve been craving one weekly. Adding another way to simplify the dish is fine by me. My favorite part of this Easy One-Skillet Chunky Chicken Pot Pie is watching the crust turn golden and crispy.


Monkey Bread

Skillet Pizza Monkey Bread

After seeing this picture, how can I deny myself this Skillet Pizza Monkey Bread? It only takes 5 minutes to put together, and I’ll be choosing my favorite toppings (chicken and green peppers) to make this dish rock my way. I’m still debating whether I’m going to use a fork or just dig in fingers-first.

What are your favorite one-skillet dinner recipes? Let me know in the comments section below!