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Garlic Chicken With Green Beans and Tomatoes

This Garlic Chicken With Green Beans and Tomatoes is a super simple and delicious dinner that you can have on the table in only 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!


  • 4 cups cut fresh green beans, about 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • pounds chicken tenderloins, cut into bite-sized pieces (or boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced, add less or more to taste
  • 2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Steam the green beans until crisp-tender (or until they reach your desired level of doneness).
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and sauté, stirring frequently, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink (we're not going for browned chicken in this recipe; be careful not to overcook the chicken so it is not dry).
  • Add the garlic and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Note: keep an eye on the heat and lower it, if necessary, to make sure that the garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add the steamed green beans; sauté, stirring frequently, for another minute.
  • Turn off the heat and add the tomatoes; stir to combine. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Best when served immediately. Sprinkle each serving with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use frozen green beans if you'd like. The texture of the beans will just be a little different (softer versus the more crisp-tender fresh beans).
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