Lemon Garlic Chicken and Beans Skillet

Lemon Garlic Chicken and Beans on a plate

This Lemon Garlic Chicken and Beans Skillet is an easy, low carb one-pot meal that’s full of flavor! The chicken and green beans are cooked in butter and seasoned with garlic, lemon, parsley, and paprika, creating a taste that will make your mouth happy. I absolutely love one-pot meals, because I hate washing a big stack of dishes when I’m done cooking. This simple skillet meal cooks up in one pan and I promise you’ll love how easily it all comes together. My 1 ½ year old daughter has long rejected vegetables (much to my chagrin). Recently, she decided she likes green beans (YAY), so I think we’ll be making this meal a lot. Not only is this Lemon Garlic Chicken and Beans Skillet easy and delicious, a serving is just 293 calories, 10 grams of carbs, or 4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints!

Lemon Garlic Chicken and Beans Skillet

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Lemon Garlic Chicken and Beans Skillet


  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (5 oz each) chicken breasts (20 oz total), cut or pounded to ½” thick
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound trimmed, uncooked green beans
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoons dried parsley flakes (or 2 tablespoons fresh)
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup reduced sodium fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a small dish, combine the paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper and stir together. Lay the chicken breasts on a cutting board and sprinkle about half of the seasoning mix over the breasts and rub it in a bit. Flip the breasts over and repeat with the other half of the seasoning mix on the other side.
  2. In a large skillet, melt two tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken breasts in a single layer and cook for about 4 minutes. Flip the breasts over and cook for another 3-4 minutes on the other side until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a side plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. When the butter is melted, add the beans and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to coat with the butter. Cover the pan and cook 5-6 minutes covered, stirring halfway through. Remove the lid and add the garlic, parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for another minute until garlic is fragrant. Add the broth and lemon juice and cook for another 2-3 minutes to reduce the sauce.
  4. Add the chicken back into the skillet and spoon the sauce over the top. Cook for another 1-2 minutes to warm the chicken. Spoon the sauce over the chicken when serving.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
4 per (1 chicken breast + ¼ of the beans) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per (1 chicken breast + ¼ of the beans) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)

Nutrition Information per (1 chicken breast + ¼ of the beans) serving:
293 calories, 10 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 13 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 35 g protein, 4 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

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