This is a quick, easy and delicious saucy braised chicken skillet recipe that you’ll want to make again and again! Choose-your-own-adventure by using any one of our globally-inspired, gourmet healthy recipe starter and seasoning sauces.

An easy, exciting answer when you’re wondering “What should I make with these chicken breasts that isn’t boring”?

Serve this tender, saucy chicken however you like it – over hot cooked rice, quinoa or pasta (regular, gluten-free, chickpea pasta, etc.), over mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash, or alongside cooked beans.

Braising sauce for boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

Try this easy chicken recipe with a new Mesa de Vida sauce every week and travel on a whole new culinary right from your kitchen!

It’s my go-to recipe when I’ve got chicken breasts and thighs on hand and want to make a quick and delicious dinner my entire family will love.

This recipe is naturally gluten-free, low in sodium, Whole30, Paleo, keto and low-carb friendly.

Mesa de Vida Globally inspired healthy cooking sauces and healthy pantry staples lined up. Caribbean, Creole, North African, Mediterranean and Smoky Latin flavors


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Saucy Braised Chicken Skillet with Mesa de Vida Healthy Global Recipe Starter and Seasoning Sauces

Servings 4 -6 people


  • 2 tsp healthy oil/fat of your choice
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs slice into approximately 1/2" horizontal slices for breasts, for thighs, slice each thigh into thirds
  • 1/2 jar Mesa de Vida Recipe Starter and Seasoning Sauce of your choice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt to taste our concentrated sauces are extremely low in sodium, so you can salt to your own tastes/health needs.
  • hot cooked rice, pasta, quinoa, cauliflower mash, mashed potatoes, or any side dish you like for serving


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot add oil, swirl to coat.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the pan in an even layer. Let the first side get golden brown, flip and brown the other side of the meat.
  • Add the Mesa de Vida sauce of your choice to the pan, stir and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the pan, and season to taste with salt. Stir.
  • As soon as the sauce comes to a simmer, lower the heat to low, and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve and enjoy !

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