Green Beans and Chicken

This is a dish that I cook very often.  Mostly because it is very easy to make and healthy as well.
Here you can see the chicken which was fried in olive oil for about 10 minutes, and the fresh, peeled, mashed tomatoes which were added in the process.
Frozen Green Beans added in the saucepan
After a stir, all ingredients are in the saucepan ready to be cooked.
The dish is almost ready. We need to allow the liquid to be reduced a bit more.
Food is ready to be served. 
In this post you can find the recipe as I cook it and a variation of it.  The variation recipe makes it a bit more rich in flavor and it adds a bit more calories to each portions.
Green Beans and Chicken with Tomatoes
6 Servings
1 chicken cut into 6 pieces (or 6 chicken portions)
1 kg of thin Green Beans (frozen)
3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
3 big fresh tomatoes (peeled and mashed)
1 glass of warm water
Preparation Method
1) Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and add the chicken portions.  Fry for 10 minutes in both sides until chicken becomes golden brown.
2) Add the tomatoes; simmer for 2-3 minutes.
3) Stir in the Green Beans; add water, salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to minimum.
4) Serve warm.
– You can use the same quantity of fresh Green Beans instead of frozen.
– Before you add the chicken pieces in the frying pan you can add 1 chopped onion. 
– At stage four (4) of preparation method, you can add chicken or vegetable stock instead of water.
– Finally, you can omit chicken and make it a vegan dish.

About eftychia2011

I am a working mother that loves cooking and baking.
This entry was posted in Various Dishes. Bookmark the permalink.

24 Responses to Green Beans and Chicken

  1. Christina says:

    I love this type of recipe! Simple, healthy, delicious!

  2. Pingback: Green Beans and Chicken | Food Frenzy

  3. Simple and tasty dishes always get my vote; I would have not resisted adding some garlic to this however! 🙂

  4. Ivy says:

    These simiple dishes are the best. I’ve stopped using meat in green beans, okra etc., as I prefer to have more meatless dishes but I know it is delicious.

  5. Beans are a staple here, tomatoes and garlic..this is a perfect recipe thank you!

  6. Rachel says:

    I’ve only recently discovered that I actually like green beans, but anything with chicken and tomatoes has to be good! This would be an excellent healthy week-night supper.

  7. Kristen says:

    I love one skillet meals, not only for the ease of cooking, but also for the fewer dishes to clean after! This sounds really tasty.

  8. briarrose says:

    Looks delicious. What a great dinner item.

  9. zerrin says:

    I love green beans, but we can see it just in summer here. This recipe is right up my alley! Will try it as soon as it gets warm here. Thanks!

  10. You had me at green beans – my favorite veggie! This looks and sounds so delicious! I’m your newest follower 🙂

  11. Annie says:

    Simple, delicious, and healthy! Can’t get much better than that!

  12. eftychia2011 says:

    Thank you Annie for your lovely comments. By the way, you have a very nice blog!

  13. Rich says:

    That sounds like the perfect weekday meal! I’ve found green beans to be one of my favorite veggies to cook with recently, and this seems like another great application …

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s