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Chicken with Green Beans and Tomatoes

This Chicken and Green Beans Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s a one pot meal that is low carb, full of flavor and easy to make.

Ever find yourself in a rush to get dinner on the table? You know when it’s dinner time, everyone is hungry and you need to get a meal on the table fast? If so this Chicken and Green Bean Recipe is exactly what you need. 

It’s got your protein and your veggies all cooked in one skillet. It can be on your dinner table in 20 minutes. My whole family loved this recipe, even my pickiest kiddo.

The ingredients you need:

  • CHICKEN THIGHS: I like to use boneless skinless chicken thighs in this recipe. They are tender, less expensive than chicken breasts and cook quickly. You can substitute boneless, skinless breasts if you prefer white meat.
  • GREEN BEANS: You’ll need to use fresh green beans in this recipe. Don’t use canned or frozen.
  • CHERRY TOMATOES: Grape tomatoes would work as well. Just smaller tomatoes that you can cut in half.
  • DRIED BASIL: You’ll be using this to season the chicken before cooking so you want to use dried instead of fresh.
  • GARLIC
  • YELLOW ONION: Sliced thin.
  • CHICKEN BROTH: Use low sodium so that can control the salt content of the final dish.
  • SALT AND PEPPER
  • OLIVE OIL

How do you make Chicken and Green Beans:

One of my favorite things about this dish, is how incredibly easy it is to make. You only need one pan! So no only is it easy to make, clean-up is easy too!

  • STEP #1: Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and basil. Toss to coat.
  • STEP #2: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook 3 minutes. Add in chicken and cook just until browned. Add in green beans, remaining salt and pepper and chicken broth. Cover and cook for 10 – 15 minutes or until beans are soft but still firm and chicken is cooked through.
  • STEP #3: Remove the lid and add the tomatoes. Cook 2 minutes or until tomatoes are warmed through and softened slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

If you’re watching carbs this dish is great on it’s own. My family really enjoyed it served over garlic rice.

If you are looking for more quick and easy chicken recipes like this Chicken and Green Beans, check these out!

Note: This post was originally written in 2010. It was updated with new photography and step by step photos in 2021.

Chicken with Green Beans and Tomatoes

This Chicken and Green Beans Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner. It's a one pot meal that is low carb, full of flavor and easy to make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dishes, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 201 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Nutrition information for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 13.2gProtein: 16.8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 719mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 4.3g
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Keywords: chicken, Chicken thighs, green beans, Recipe

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  • Reply
    Cheryl
    September 24, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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

    • Reply
      Deseree
      September 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm

      You’re welcome Cheryl!

  • Reply
    ain
    September 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    OMG! so good for a sunny day!!

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

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

  • Reply
    Shannon
    August 27, 2010 at 9:43 am

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

  • Reply
    StephenC
    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.

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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