These are the BEST green beans you will ever have. This recipe can be altered to your liking. I throw bacon in and omit the chicken for a side dish. Makes wonderful leftovers, but there are never any unless I eat them alone.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned. Add garlic and onion, and reduce the heat to medium. Cook and stir just until fragrant. Mix in the green beans, cover and cook to your desired doneness, at least 5 minutes.

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  • Uncover, and stir in the cream and cheese just until everything is coated. Remove from the heat and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; 13.8 g total fat; 86 mg cholesterol; 161 mg sodium. 8.3 g carbohydrates; 30.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2008
Easy and delicious. The whole family enjoyed it. The only change I made was to use low-fat cream cheese instead of heavy cream. Delicious and great left-overs. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2007
Pretty good not amazing but not bad a little dry. I added 4 pieces of bacon a couple teaspoons of sherry and chicken stock but it was still dry. I also used 1/3 cup of cheese instead of 1/4. I added mushrooms as well. Next time I will add more chicken stock and/or cream and maybe some pepper. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2008
Easy and delicious. The whole family enjoyed it. The only change I made was to use low-fat cream cheese instead of heavy cream. Delicious and great left-overs. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2008
Easy and delicious. The whole family enjoyed it. The only change I made was to use low-fat cream cheese instead of heavy cream. Delicious and great left-overs. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
made this last night for dinner with stuffed tomatoes. will be making it again! used greek yogurt instead of cream; and sprinkled some freshly ground mozzarella in with the parmesan. soooo good!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2006
Delicious and tender chicken and green beans but there is very little sauce (this could be my fault because I subbed 3T milk 1T of cornstarch for the heavy cream but I doubt it). Served with bowtie pasta tossed with olive oil and seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2007
This is a delicious way to use those fresh summer green beans. I made it twice the first time as written. The second time I added 1/2 cup chicken broth while sauteing the chicken which made it a lot more moist and flavorful. It also made the sauce too runny in the end. Next time I think I will add just a few tablespoons of broth. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2012
Great basic recipe-open to additions I added a can of diced tomatoes a few italian herbs used fresh green beans and served it over whole wheat pasta. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2013
This needed a few touches and it was great! First it was lacking salt and pepper. Second I added a touch of chicken broth along with the green beans. When the beans were cooked I removed the cover allowed the broth to cook off then added the cream and Parmesan cheese. I used shredded Parmesan because I think it has better flavor. I served this as is but it would be great with doubled sauce over rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2010
A simple yet filling meal. Easy and quick when you don't have a lot of time on your hands. I thought it needed more garlic so I added about 1 tsp. garlic powder. Tossed in some sliced fresh carrots too. Served over rice. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2008
This is a great meal for those hectic days when you need something quick. I didn't have fresh or frozen green beans so I used canned and it still tasted good. I liked that I had everything on hand. I made it with steamed rice and my family loved it including my 2 two year olds. I gave it four stars because it seemed like it was missing something. I will make this again but next time will try and add my own touch to it. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2019
This is so good my husband licks the plate. I've made several times and now I add chicken stock w/the oil to keep the chicken moist. I sometimes add mushrooms but I definitely double the sauce. It's great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2007
Pretty good not amazing but not bad a little dry. I added 4 pieces of bacon a couple teaspoons of sherry and chicken stock but it was still dry. I also used 1/3 cup of cheese instead of 1/4. I added mushrooms as well. Next time I will add more chicken stock and/or cream and maybe some pepper. Read More
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