Chicken with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Chicken with Green Beans and Tomatoes

I wasn’t lying on the last post when I mentioned that I bought almost every kind of tomato imaginable. So it only seemed logical that the next recipe that I shared included some of those tomatoes. And what better than a dish that incorporates lovely sweet tomatoes, tender chicken and crisp, fresh green beans? According to the friends who ate with us the evening that I served this “this is really good. really light. perfect for summer.” I think that sums it up very nicely.

This was actually one of those times where I got in the kitchen, needed to cook dinner and decided to wing it. Our friend’s were coming over and I didn’t have much time to prepare. The original plan was to make some green beans with tomatoes and some chicken on the side. Then I decided what the heck, lets put it all together. It will be quicker and I’ll have less dishes to do afterward. And to make it a more complete meal, I served it over rice. It is definitely a meal that I will be making more often.

The Recipe

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time:
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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and basil. Toss to coat.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook 3 minutes. Add in chicken and cook just until browned. Add in green beans, remaining kosher salt, black pepper and chicken broth. Cover and cook 10 - 15 minutes or until beans are softened but still firm and chicken is cooked through. Stir in tomatoes cook 2 more minutes. Serve.

Enjoy!

  • http://theobsessivechef.blogspot.com StephenC

    Good for you, thinking on your feet. It’s the most important kitchen skill, at least I think so.

  • Shannon

    Yummy!!!!!!!!! I want to make this next time its really hot! So light:)

  • http://jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com Jenn’s Food Journey

    What a perfect summer dish indeed! It looks and sounds lovely.

  • http://ainraisins.wordpress.com/ ain

    OMG! so good for a sunny day!!

  • Cheryl

    Delicious!! Made this today and the family loved it. Thanks so much!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    You’re welcome Cheryl!

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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »

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