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!
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serving: 3oz chicken, 1/2 cup green beans, Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 334mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 4