Skillet Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon-Tahini Sauce


This skillet dinner packs a double-dose of protein thanks to the obvious chicken thighs and the not-as-obvious tahini paste. Tahini is made from sesame seeds, and in that concentrated form you get more protein.

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 2 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounce green beans, trimmed and halved

  • 4 shallots, peeled and quartered

  • 1 ¼ cup chicken broth

  • cup tahini

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • Lemon wedges and/or zest (optional)


  1. Season chicken with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with cumin, thyme, and paprika; rub in with fingers. In a 12-inch skillet heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high. Add chicken. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until well-browned, turning once. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Return skillet to medium. Add beans, shallots, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook 3 minutes or until shallots are browned and beans soften, stirring occasionally. Return chicken and juices to skillet. Add 1 cup broth. Bring to boiling. Simmer, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is done (170°F).

  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and vegetables to a plate. Whisk tahini, remaining 1/4 cup broth, and the lemon juice into liquid in skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Return chicken and vegetables to skillet; heat through. If desired, sprinkle with lemon zest and serve with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.

    Skillet Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

497 Calories
27g Fat
15g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 738mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 5.6mg 31%
Potassium 811mg 17%
Folate, total 51.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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