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.
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.
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).
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.
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27 g fat
(5 g saturated fat,
8 g polyunsaturated fat,
12 g monounsaturated fat),
214 mg cholesterol,
738 mg sodium,
15 g carbohydrates,
4 g fiber,
4 g sugar,
50 g protein.