You probably think that your frying pan is bad for you—after all, this thing is a bacon cooker and burger griddle. However, this is far from the truth.
Some of the best chefs will tell you that a skillet is the single best tool in your kitchen and actually the only one you need to make a healthy and delicious meal from start to finish. A one-pan meal can be an easy and healthy alternative to microwaving a frozen dinner or ordering takeout.
The one-pan concept really keeps clutter down and facilitates a quick clean-up. Cooking a one-pan meal usually means protein into the pan, protein out of the pan, veggies in, then protein back in, along with any sauce, broth, wine, or flavour enhancers. Ten minutes later, dinner is served. And it’ll taste great, too. You’ve captured the flavours from all the parts of the meal in one pan, so they mingle.
To take advantage of one-pan cooking, all you really need is a heavy 12-inch skil-let, ideally a nice, old cast-iron one.