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Chimichurri Chicken Green Beans Skillet

I cannot express with words how much my family and I loved this Chimichurri Chicken Green Beans Skillet. It’s far from boring and this sauce is just heaven. Great dish for weeknight dinners!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Argentina, Mexican
Keyword dinner, low-carb, lunch, one-pan, paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 410kcal


For the Green Beans

  • 4 cups green beans ends chopped off
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves fine sliced
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

For the Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 cup parsley you can also use cilantro instead
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


For the Green Beans

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and allow boiling for 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain green beans and set aside.
  • In a skillet heat olive oil on medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 to 60 seconds. Add green beans and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Season with salt & pepper. Set aside. While you are cooking the green beans, make the chimichurri sauce. See the instructions below.

For the Chimichurri

  • Add all the Chimichurri ingredients in a food processor and process on low. For about 1-3 minutes. Let it rest for about 20 minutes.

For the Chicken

  • Season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Place chicken on a greased skillet and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked though.
  • Pour the Chimichurri sauce over it and bring the green beans back to the skillet. Enjoy!



Serving: 1/3 | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1323mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g