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Top 10 Skillet Recipes

Our sizzling skillet recipes are perfect for those who love creating intense flavors but aren’t too crazy about the cleaning up part. From Mediterranean chicken to an African chickpea and egg breakfast, check out the skillet recipes that have left a lasting impression on our home cooks.

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Top Skillet Recipe #1

Southwest Chicken Sausage & Rice Skillet

With this Southwestern flavor explosion, our top skillet compilation is off to a great start ― tender rice meets savory bites of chicken sausage, sautéed pepper, melted Mexican cheese, and fresh homemade salsa.

This recipe perfectly captures the bold flavors of the Southwest in a hot skillet of savory goodness. You’ll find that rice has the perfect texture for soaking up the heat-inducing cooking juices from sautéed onion, green peppers, and chicken sausage. Once all combined in a skillet and topped with melty cheese, salsa fresca, and a dollop of sour cream, you’ll be devouring every bite as if it were your last.

Top Skillet Recipe #2

Citrus Skillet Shrimp

It’s a well-known fact that shrimp reaches full deliciousness when perked up with the bright flavors of lively citrus. In this lovely potato skillet recipe, we’re swapping the lemon with an orange to add a hint of sweet to the tanginess.

We think potatoes and shrimp don’t get to be on the same plate often enough, let alone in the same skillet. And once you’ve tried this top-rated recipe, you’ll agree. Crispy baked potato slices get to join juicy shrimp and strips of poblano pepper sautéed in a bit of freshly squeezed orange juice and garlic. Oh, and did we mention the green olive halves that add a mild salty kick to every bite?

Top Skillet Recipe #3

Skillet Turkey Enchiladas

Our Mexican-inspired recipes tend to bring the whole family together and please even the pickiest eaters. And these skillet turkey enchiladas with a side of zesty lime radish salad are no exception.

Considering that they date back to Aztec times, enchiladas are truly a tried and tested delicacy that has traveled all the way from Mexico to tickle our taste buds. In this skillet recipe, we’re frying up a delicious tangle of onions and poblano pepper with chipotle-spiced ground turkey. Rolled up in tortillas and baked in a savory tomato sauce under a melty mozzarella roof, these rich enchiladas are balanced by a super fresh radish salad.

Top Skillet Recipe #4

Cheesy Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

If you’re craving a satisfying meat and cheese combo, stay tuned, because this recipe scores with a savory Southwestern-spiced beef and rice mix, melty Mexican cheese, and generous drizzles of hot sauce crema.

We’re not surprised this recipe ended up in the Top 10 skillet recipes. After all, it packs a punch of hearty flavors while causing you almost no mess in the kitchen. Use our special Southwestern spice to jazz up your ground beef and rice and add those sautéed green peppers and onions to the mix. A bit of tomato paste for extra flavor, a generous amount of cheese on top, and off it goes into the oven.

Top Skillet Recipe #5

Mediterranean Skillet Chicken

For this skillet dish, you’re getting a new stamp in your culinary passport, because we’re taking you on a trip to the sunny Mediterranean — so lean back, relax, and enjoy every single bite.

This skillet recipe is perfect if you want to add some color to your everyday dinner routine. It captures the bright flavors of the Mediterranean in a beautiful medley of bulgur, carrots, zucchini, and little bits of sweet apricot. Served with parsley-flecked chicken breasts and a lemon squeeze, you might as well be popping that bottle of Chardonnay you’ve been saving for a special occasion.

Top Skillet Recipe #6

Chicken & Penne Pomodoro Skillet

Nobody would pass up a meal that held the promise of penne, tomato sauce, and cheese. But we’re going even further by adding tender bites of perfectly seasoned chicken and juicy zucchini.

Sometimes, you just want to throw some things into a single pan and hope for the best. We get it, but we also have a better idea. With this recipe and a skillet on hand, nothing is left to chance as you’re working with the most reliable ingredients when it comes to taste and texture — penne pasta in juicy marinara sauce and roasted zucchini topped with tender chicken breasts all covered in a thick and gooey layer of mozzarella and parmesan.

Top Skillet Recipe #7

Skillet Chilaquiles

Did you know that chilaquiles are typically eaten for breakfast? Well, if you have a bite of our little rendition, you might want to ditch that oatmeal for good and start a whole new tradition.

If you’re a fan of crunchy, this dish will send you over the moon. We’re talking multiple layers of tortilla chips topped with a delicious medley of black beans, juicy tomato, onion, and a splash of hot adobo sauce. And if that wasn’t already finger-licking good, we added a thick layer of cheddar cheese that melts into every crack. Served with a crisp radish salad and fresh cilantro, get ready for an epic crunch and munch in a delicious skillet.

Top Skillet Recipe #8

Cozy Chickpea and Egg Breakfast Skillet

With this warming chickpea and egg skillet for breakfast, it’s almost impossible to have a bad day. Don’t believe us? Join our happy home chefs and find out what the fuss is all about!

This top-rated skillet is inspired by shakshuka, a Maghrebi dish featuring eggs poached in a savory sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, and warm spices like nutmeg and cumin. In our version, we’ve added tender chickpeas for some extra bite and body. While the eggs cook right in the steaming hot stew with melting crumbles of feta cheese, you’ll be toasting some fluffy flatbread perfect for scooping up the leftover juices.

Top Skillet Recipe #9

Crispy Skillet Chicken

Tired of your go-to chicken recipes? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Shake up your dinner routine with our crispy skillet chicken on a colorful medley of veggies, apricot, and tender bulgur.

Meet one of our favorite proteins in a whole new context! With this skillet recipe, our chefs are throwing some Mediterranean sunshine into your skillet — and by that, we mean a delightful bulgur paella with bites of sweet carrot, dried apricot, and juicy zucchini. Topped with golden fried chicken thighs, some fresh parsley, and a hearty lemon squeeze, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear.

Top Skillet Recipe #10

Sausage and Pepper Pomodoro Skillet

Our home cooks all seem to agree that any savory one-skillet meal tastes better with baked cheese on top. In this recipe, we’re doubling up on the gooey goodness with a mix of mozzarella and Italian cheese.

Some days, you just got to satisfy those carb cravings and indulge in the things that make you feel all happy and warm on the inside. With this skillet, you’re in for Italian pork sausage, roasted bell pepper, and fluffy rice steeped in a delicious Tuscan-spiced marinara. Topped with a bubbly layer of mozzarella and Italian cheese, this is probably one of our most comforting meals ever.

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