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Greek Chicken and Green Bean Skillet

Greek Chicken and Green Bean Skillet
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The recipe and photography for this post was provided by Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.

Greek Chicken and Green Bean Skillet

Greek Chicken and Green Bean Skillet


  • 2 lb boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts (about 6)
  • Dried Oregano
  • Paprika
  • 3-4 tsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 1/2 medium Onion, sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 14.5 oz can Diced Tomatoes with juice
  • 1 lb Green Beans, trimmed
  • Roasted Potatoes, Rice or Pita Bread
  • Feta Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Season chicken breasts on each side with a liberal sprinkle of dried oregano and paprika, followed by salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large skillet or dutch oven (with lid), heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers (you want it hot so the chicken sears and doesn’t stick), add chicken breasts in a single layer.
  3. Sear on one side (without moving) for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another minute.
  4. Remove chicken from pan (it is not fully cooked through) and set aside.
  5. To the pan, add the remaining 1-2 tbsp olive oil. Add onions and saute until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds more.
  6. Deglaze pan with chicken stock, using a wooden spoon to scrape up the brown bits.
  7. Add tomatoes and bring sauce to a simmer.
  8. Fold in green beans, return chicken to pan nestling in with the beans. Cover up and continue to simmer over medium-low for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Serve with roasted potatoes, rice, or pita bread with plenty of feta cheese.

Meal Prep Tips:

  • Wash and trim the green beans up to 4 days in advance. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container or zip top bag with a paper towel  to retain moisture.
  • Slice the onion up to 4 days in advance. Keep refrigerated, tightly covered.
  • If serving with rice, steam a batch up to 4 days in advance.

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Carolyn Hodges

By Carolyn Hodges

Carolyn is a mom of boys and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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