We love them as is. Even those who hate beans or veggies love these! Super quick, too. My aunt made these once for Christmas dinner, and they were a huge hit. I bring them everywhere.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 /2 pound
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place green beans and water in a microwave-safe bowl; cook in the microwave on high until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

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  • Stir butter, garlic, and chicken bouillon into beans until well combined.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to add red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, or anything else you think may make a great addition.

Nutrition Facts

50 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 305.8mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2015
I liked these beans especially for the ease of prep. I don't normally use the microwave to cook my veggies or any food for that matter but I wanted to follow the recipe exactly. Keep in mind microwaves will vary so I think 4 minutes would be perfect next time in my 1000W microwave. The servings size is a little on the small size so I made 3/4 lb instead of 1/2. I kept the chicken granules the same though and it turned out much too salty for my tastes. This could just be the brand I used (Knorr) but next time I will use about half the stated amount and also use unsalted butter. I also used less garlic than called for since the garlic is raw and therefore quite potent. I will definitely make these again with the minor tweaks. Even though they were too salty I ended up eating 4 servings (SHHHH they were SMALL servings!) Thank you Chelsey for the quick and tasty recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2015
Deluxe Garden Green Beans Haiku: "We DO love garlic just not a tablespoon's worth. Killed the beans for us." Love garlic love butter love green beans - really what's not to love about this recipe? Oh and did i mention it's super easy?? Unfortunately 1/2 lb. green beans to 1 TB of garlic was just too much garlic for us. Will definitely make this again and again w/ garlic reduced! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2015
I liked these beans especially for the ease of prep. I don't normally use the microwave to cook my veggies or any food for that matter but I wanted to follow the recipe exactly. Keep in mind microwaves will vary so I think 4 minutes would be perfect next time in my 1000W microwave. The servings size is a little on the small size so I made 3/4 lb instead of 1/2. I kept the chicken granules the same though and it turned out much too salty for my tastes. This could just be the brand I used (Knorr) but next time I will use about half the stated amount and also use unsalted butter. I also used less garlic than called for since the garlic is raw and therefore quite potent. I will definitely make these again with the minor tweaks. Even though they were too salty I ended up eating 4 servings (SHHHH they were SMALL servings!) Thank you Chelsey for the quick and tasty recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2015
Simple and delicious! I did use light butter in place of regular. Really nice flavor. The whole family loved these...a keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2015
Deluxe Garden Green Beans Haiku: "We DO love garlic just not a tablespoon's worth. Killed the beans for us." Love garlic love butter love green beans - really what's not to love about this recipe? Oh and did i mention it's super easy?? Unfortunately 1/2 lb. green beans to 1 TB of garlic was just too much garlic for us. Will definitely make this again and again w/ garlic reduced! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2018
5.12.18 Just 2-1/2 minutes in my microwave pot a little butter and chicken bouillon some chopped garlic and on the table. Love side dishes like this one and it s delish! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2016
4.5 I love garlic so this was great!!! Would halve the amount of chicken granules to cut down on the salt. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2019
no changes made as described. quick simple and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2018
these are amazing easy green beans. lots of flavor. my new favorite way of having green beans. yum. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2017
Use only half the chicken broth. Too thin with 2 cups even after cooking time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2017
Wonderful...! I live on a boat and have few ways of cooking and microwave is one...especially fresh green beans. Only added more garlic and was delicious. Will try with other fresh veggies...yummm... Read More
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