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Skillet Chicken with Beets & Greens

This quick, low fat, low carb, stove-top dish is a good introduction to chicken and sautéed beets and greens if you have never tried them together. It has a beautiful pink colour and the sweet and earthy taste of the beets pairs nicely with boiled potatoes seasoned with fresh dill.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min


1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
1 tsp butter
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 green onions, sliced
8 cups beet greens, shredded
4 cups beets, grated
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
⅓ cup water
1 tsp honey

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon (5 mL) each oil and butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken fillets to skillet and sauté until cooked through and golden brown – about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and keep warm.

  2. Slice green onions, shred beet greens and grate beets and set aside.

  3. Heat remaining teaspoon (5 mL) each of oil and butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté green onions 1 minute. Stir in beet leaves and continue cooking until they are tender but still bright green, about 2 minutes. Stir in red wine vinegar and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Add grated beets and the water to same skillet; cover and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and continue cooking until beets are tender and water is almost evaporated, stirring often, about 1 minute. Add honey and toss again.

  5. Add cooked chicken back to skillet and mix with vegetables. Serve hot.

Helpful Tip

One large garden beet yielded 2 cups (500 mL) grated beets and 4 cups (1 Litre) shredded greens.

Nutrition Info

Per 350 g serving Amount
Protein30 g
Fat6 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate18 g
Fibre6 g
Sugar11 g
Cholesterol70 mg
Sodium360 mg
Per 350 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A100
Vitamin C50
Vitamin B644
Vitamin B1222