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Lemony Chicken with Green Beans

This is one of my favorite weeknight recipes for chicken using my Healthy On You® Seasoning Beneath My Wings spice blend. Use organic chicken if you can find it-it makes all the difference in this juicy low-calorie, high protein recipe.

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

  • 1
    large organic chicken breasts each sliced length-wise in half  for a total of 4 pieces of size similar breast meat
  • 2
    lemons
  • 2 tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp
    olive oil + 1 tsp (separated)
  • 2
  • 1 lb.
    fresh green beans cleaned and stems removed
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Slice the lemon in rounds of similar thickness and set aside.
  2. Prepare the chicken:  Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Wash and pat dry each piece of breast, then rub with a little olive oil.
  3. Generously coat each piece with the 2 tbsp Seasoning Beneath My Wings spice blend and sprinkle with salt & pepper.

  4. Add the chicken to the hot pan and sear each breast for 5 minutes on each side depending on thickness, then add the lemon juice and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to the same pan and stir in the beans and 1 tbsp. water and cook stirring often for 4 minutes.
  6. Separately, while the beans cook, heat a small skillet and add a tsp. of olive oil and add the lemon slices, working in batches if you need to.
  7. Sear the lemon slices for 1 minute on each side until slightly charred.
  8. When finished, assemble this beautiful dish by adding the chicken breasts to the beans and top with the lemon slices. Add the juices that settled from the cooked chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Samantha Binkley
samantha@healthyonyou.com