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ONE SKILLET CHICKEN WITH BACON AND GREEN BEANS
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Total time: 20 minutes
|2 Freestyle Points 211 calories This quick and easy chicken dish is cooked in a white wine sauce with string beans and bacon, all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!|
|4 strips||center-cut bacon, chopped|
|1 pound||boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into thin cutlets|
|freshly ground black pepper|
|2 tablespoons||minced shallot|
|2 cloves||garlic, minced|
|¾ cup||low-sodium chicken broth|
|½ cup||crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc (use broth for Whole30 or Paleo)|
|1 teaspoon||chopped fresh thyme|
|8 ounces||French green beans|
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and sauté until brown and crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside. Discard the majority of the bacon grease, leaving a very thin coating in the pan.
Season both sides of the chicken pieces with 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper and add to the skillet. Cook 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil.
Add the shallots to the now empty skillet and sauté 1 minute, scraping up brown bits. Add the garlic and sauté 30 seconds more. Add the broth, wine and thyme and stir. Add the green beans, increase the heat to medium-high and cook for about 8 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and the green beans are crisp tender, stirring occasionally.
Transfer the chicken breasts and green beans to a serving platter. Season beans with 1/8 teaspoon salt and fresh pepper. Pour chicken juices into sauce with 1/8 teaspoon salt, stir and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Pour sauce over the chicken and green beans and top with chopped bacon.
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