Dive into a skillet of sunshine with our Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken paired with a side of Green Beans or Broccoli. This dish is a symphony of flavors that promises to brighten up your dining table and offer a refreshing twist to your meal routine. Perfect for those evenings when you crave something light yet satisfying, this recipe is bound to become a favorite for its zesty flavors and the simplicity of its preparation.
Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken + Green Beans/Broccoli Skillet
Elevate your dinner game with this zesty and mouth-watering Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Skillet, a perfect blend of tangy lemon, aromatic garlic, and rich butter.
- 3 to 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- 1 pound of green beans, trimmed (or broccoli if preferred)
- 3 tablespoons of butter, divided
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus lemon slices for garnish
- 1/2 cup of chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon of hot sauce (Sriracha recommended)
- Crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional for extra heat
- 1/2 cup of fresh chopped parsley
- Start by mixing onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Generously season the chicken thighs with this mixture and set aside.
- Cook green beans (or broccoli) in a microwave-safe dish with 1/2 cup water for 8-10 minutes until crisp-tender.
- In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat and cook the chicken thighs until golden and cooked through (about 5-6 minutes on each side). Remove chicken and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the remaining butter, parsley, garlic, and chili flakes. Add the pre-cooked green beans or broccoli and sauté for 4-5 minutes.
- Stir in lemon juice and chicken stock, reducing the sauce slightly.
- Return the chicken to the skillet, reheat briefly, and adjust seasoning.
Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content
This Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken is not only delicious but also fits well within a balanced diet. Here’s a look at the carb content:
- Green Beans/Broccoli: Approximately 7g net carbs per cup.
- Chicken Thighs: Virtually carb-free.
- Butter: Carb-free.
- Garlic: About 1g net carbs per clove.
- Lemon Juice: About 4g net carbs per lemon.
The total carb count is minimal, making this dish a fantastic option for those watching their carbohydrate intake.
A Skillet of Delight
This Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken with Green Beans or Broccoli is more than just a meal; it’s a vibrant, flavorful experience that’s sure to impress. Whether you’re looking to spice up your weekly meal plan or need a quick yet delicious dish to serve to guests, this recipe checks all the boxes. It’s proof that healthy eating doesn’t have to be dull or complicated. So why not give it a try tonight and let the zesty, garlicky goodness of this skillet delight your senses and nourish your body?
Recipe and Image BY: @eatwell101