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.

Chicken with Green Beans and Tomatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 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



Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and basil. Toss to coat.


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.



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    September 24, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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

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      September 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm

      You’re welcome Cheryl!

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    September 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    OMG! so good for a sunny day!!

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    August 28, 2010 at 6:44 am

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

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    August 27, 2010 at 9:43 am

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

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    August 27, 2010 at 7:01 am

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