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Chicken with Spicy Green Beans

High Fiber | Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Kid Friendly

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Yield: 4 Servings

You Will Need

  • 3 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley or cilantro
  • Lemon slices, for garnish


  • In a small bowl, combine onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken in a large bowl, sprinkle seasoning over chicken and toss till chicken is well coated. Set aside.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Once oil is hot, place chicken thighs in a single layer. (You may need to work in batches if your pan isn’t large enough.)
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until an instant read thermometer registers 165 degrees.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate, cover with foil and set aside.
  • Using the same skillet, lower heat and add the remaining tablespoon of oil.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook till fragrant and onions begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Add hot sauce and green beans. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally till beans are bright green and crisp.
  • Add lemon zest, juice, and chicken broth. Cook till sauce reduces and is slightly thickened.
  • Add chicken back and cook till just heated through.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro, and lemon slices.

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