One Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans

This quick and easy weeknight dish is made all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!

This quick and easy chicken dish is cooked in a white wine sauce with string beans and bacon, all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!

For Paleo or Whole30, or if you just prefer to leave the wine out, replace it with more chicken broth.

One Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans

This quick and easy chicken dish is cooked in a white wine sauce with string beans and bacon, all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!

Ingredients:

  • 4 strips center-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into thin cutlets
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc (use broth for Whole30 or Paleo)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 ounces French green beans

Directions:

  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Add the bacon and sauté until brown and crisp.  Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.  Discard the majority of the bacon grease, leaving a very thin coating in the pan.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper and add to the skillet. Cook 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.  Transfer to a plate and tent with foil.
  3. Add the shallots to the now empty skillet and sauté 1 minute, scraping up brown bits.  Add the garlic and sauté 30 seconds more. Add the broth, wine and thyme and stir.  Add the green beans, increase the heat to medium-high and cook for about 8 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and the green beans are crisp tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Transfer the chicken breasts and green beans to a serving platter. Season beans with 1/8 teaspoon salt and fresh pepper. Pour chicken juices into sauce with 1/8 teaspoon salt, stir and cook for an additional 30 seconds.  Pour sauce over the chicken and green beans and top with chopped bacon.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 3 oz chicken, 1/2 cup green beans

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 3
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 211
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 334mg
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 29g

This quick and easy weeknight dish is made all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!This quick and easy weeknight dish is made all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!