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easy summer chicken with only a few ingredients and it's healthier!

Summer is for swimming, eating, and sleeping in at our house. Isn’t it funny how everyone complains about gaining weight in the winter and I sit there thinking how much more I eat and relax in the summer? Although, we do hit the pool way more so you’d think I’d try to be more bathing suit ready, but I figure that as long as I’m trying to keep a little balance in there it’s ok. And grilling was a favorite healthy way to eat until it got so hot I didn’t want to stand out there. Now I am loving this easy summer chicken which we came up with while working with Progresso on easy summer recipes which transitions so easily into fall.

easy summer chicken with only a few ingredients and it's healthier!

Our girls were in swimming lessons which were taught by two awesome instructors in a backyard pool and we just love them. They are such fantastic people and we are totally thrilled with how much more comfortable our kids are in the water thanks to their teaching methods. The only stinky part is that I’m seriously stinky from sweating outside by the time we get home. It’s nizasty. And although I do love a good hot dog (yes, I realize that I’m an adult) I can’t live off of those every day so I need a few recipes that I can just whip together and get the heck out of the kitchen while it cooks. This summer chicken is so easy and it uses Progresso Light Soup to make it! We just season up some chicken and veggies, pour over the soup and bake until everything is tender and cooked through. It’s saucy without being heavy or loaded with calories and it’s got a bunch of yummy veggies so the whole meal is done in one dish. BAM! Just call me, Emeril. 😉

Is Chicken Lean Protein?

Chicken is packed with protein and is one of the leanest meats you can eat.

White meat is the leanest choice, but even dark meat can be a good choice if you skip the skin.

Both chicken and turkey give you about 25 grams of high-quality protein, along with B vitamins.

What Is A Good Substitute For Sour Cream?

Plain yogurt is the easiest substitute for sour cream.

You can replace the sour cream with an equal amount of plain yogurt.

Are Sweet Potatoes Better For You Than White Potatoes?

While white potatoes are lower in fat and sugar, sweet potatoes have fewer carbs and calories.

Sweet potatoes contain more vitamin A and vitamin C, white potatoes contain more protein and fiber.

Whether you use sweet potatoes or white potatoes depends on the nutrition you are looking for.

Summer Chicken

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easy summer chicken with only a few ingredients and it's healthier!

Summer Chicken

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cans Progresso Light Chicken and Corn Chowder Soup
  • season salt
  • 1/2 Cup Light Sour Cream
  • 1 Sweet Potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 cups corn


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the chicken in the dish with the sweet potatoes and carrots and sprinkle with season salt.
  • In a small dish, mix the soup and sour cream.
  • Pour over the dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Add the peas and carrots and cook an additional 10 minutes and serve immediately.


left overs will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
Nutrition Facts
Summer Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 381
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 139.1mg46%
Carbohydrates 30.8g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 46.5g93%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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  • We tried this last night- and I was slightly disappointed in how it turned out.

    This took about 60 min to cook the chicken through @ 350 degrees- I’m wondering how your chicken wasn’t raw after 20-30 min…
    I added the carrots with the sweet potatoes at the beginning and even after 60 min in the oven, the carrots were still crunchy after all was said and done.
    You never mentioned when to add the corn, so I added it with the peas for the last 10 min of cooking.
    The results tasted ok, but the soup was very thin and soupy- never thickened up to make a sauce which is what I was envisioning. Needed black pepper badly.

    We ended up shredding the chicken and putting biscuits on top to make like a rustic pot-pie meal.

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  • Love the easy nature of this dish and it looks perfect for any season… Thanks for sharing, Carrian!

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  • Love how you lightened up this dish, looks delicious!

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