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Skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans

by aimee

This low-carb recipe for Skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans has become one of my favorites! It’s so simple to prepare and comes together in just minutes making meal prep a breeze.

How to make skillet green beans

Begin by trimming and washing fresh green beans. You’ll want to par-cook these, either by steaming, boiling or microwaving. I chose to steam them.

How to make skillet green beans process shot

How to make skillet chicken

Sprinkle boneless, skinless chicken thighs with paprika, salt, pepper and onion powder on both sides.

In a skillet over medium high heat, cook the chicken 4-5 minutes per side until a thermometer reaches 165 degrees. Add more butter if necessary to keep it from sticking or burning. Adjust the heat as necessary during the process.

Remove chicken to a plate and allow to rest while we prepare the sauce.

Seasoning and cooking the chicken

How to make the pan sauce

While the chicken was cooking, I prepped minced garlic, chopped parsley and lemon juice.

ingredients for Skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans

To those remaining juices in the pan, add the par-cooked green beans, minced garlic, chopped parsley and another tablespoon of butter.

Sauteeting the green beans with butter and garlic

I’m using vegetable broth here, but you could also use chicken broth. Add a squeeze of lemon juice as well.

Adding vegetable broth to the skillet

Bring the green beans to a boil to reduce the liquid and cook the green beans to desired doneness.

Add the chicken back to quickly reheat it.

Bringing the skillet liquid to a boil

Don’t forget to spoon those juices over the chicken. It’s full of flavor!

Spooning the pan sauce over the chicken

Serve immediately with a slice of lemon and garnish with a sprig of parsley.

Plate shot of Skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans

It’s so tender and flavorful. I really think you’ll love this one!

Bite shot of Skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans

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Skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans

Skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • Non Stick Skillet

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tbsp Butter add more if necessary
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

FOR THE GREEN BEANS:

  • 1 lb Fresh Green Beans washed and trimmed
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Parsley chopped
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic minced

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1/4 c Vegetable (or Chicken) Broth
  • squeeze Lemon Juice save the other half for garnish/serving
  • Parsley sprig for garnish
  • Red Pepper Flakes optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash and trim green beans. Steam, boil or microwave to par-cook. They will finish cooking in the skillet.
  • Season the chicken with paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper (both sides).
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat (adjust as necessary), add butter and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side until a thermometer inserted reaches 165 degrees. Remove to a plate to rest.
  • Add the par-cooked green beans to the pan with garlic, parsley, vegetable (or chicken) broth and a squeeze of lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook til green beans are tender and sauce has thickened.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan to quickly reheat and serve immediately with a spoonful of the thickened sauce. Garnish with parsley and a wedge of lemon, if desired.
Keyword keto, low carb

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