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Garlic Chicken Thighs and Green Beans Skillet

This one-pan Garlic Chicken Thighs and Green Beans Skillet would be perfect for dinner tonight. It’s a simple meal that just happens to be low carb, easy to make, nourishing, and full of flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Dinner, green beans, low carb dinner, Skillet Dinner
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 head garlic sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside
  • In a large skillet heat oil. Add in chicken skin side down and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium-high heat or until skin turns golden brown. Flip chicken and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a plate
  • Add in butter garlic and green beans. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes tossing the green beans and garlic slices consistently, until garlic is golden and green beans have cooked slightly but still holds a crunch.
  • Add the chicken back in and drizzle with soy sauce. Allow flavors to incorporate for 1-2 minutes. Serve


  • Chicken thighs - I like using boneless chicken thighs but boneless chicken breasts work just as well. Bone-in chicken also works and will give the dish more flavor but will take longer to cook.
  • Green beans - While this recipe calls for green beans, you can use almost any vegetable you like. Substitute them for asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, or any combination of veggies.
  • Garlic - The minced garlic is cooked along with the green beans for an irresistibly savory flavor. If you want to take it a step further, mix the garlic in with the butter
  • Olive oil and butter - Both are used in the skillet to cook the chicken and green beans.
  • Soy sauce - ​​This is added at the end to give the chicken skillet dinner an umami flavor. If you’re gluten free, you can use tamari or coconut aminos instead.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 838mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg