A wonderful chicken stir fry that cooks up fast in a skillet. This easy chicken green beans and tomatoes dish makes a healthy low carb meal.
I love one skillet dishes that combine meat and vegetables. This chicken green beans and tomatoes stir fry skillet dish is quick and easy. It’s something I make on the fly.
I work 10 hour days so I rarely cook a meal that requires a lot of preparation on work nights. This dish gets dinner on the the table fast!
We are still getting tomatoes out of the garden. I prefer using them fresh rather than canned or frozen. This was an easy dinner for me to put together after work and use up those garden tomatoes.
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You don’t have to use fresh tomatoes or green beans in this dish. Canned green beans and or tomatoes work just as well. I also like to keep frozen green beans in the freezer to use when I don’t have fresh produce on hand.
Using canned or frozen green beans saves time because you don’t have to clip off the ends. It’s a good idea to keep a good supply of canned and frozen low carb veggies at home.
Although you can stir fry the chicken and vegetables in olive or avocado oil, I like the flavor that results when cooking in butter. You don’t have to use butter. I don’t recommend using a seed oil, though.
I grew up on simple dishes like this one. My father was the cook and he’d often make a quick stir fry with meat and vegetables to serve with rice. These days, I don’t bother with rice. But, when I have time, I’ll make up a big batch of cauliflower rice and freeze in single servings to go with dinner.
If you aren’t much of a cook, you’ll love the simplicity of this low carb chicken green beans and tomatoes dish. You only need to have basic cooking skills. In fact, I made a lot of these dishes when I was living on my own in an off-campus apartment while in college.
A lot people think that cooking is time consuming. But, it depends on what you are making. It’s so much healthier to make your own food at home. And, you save a lot versus going out to eat.
I don’t really trust food at the restaurants. They often use convenience foods over fresh whole foods. You never know what you are going to get.
If you are looking for a few more easy skillet dishes to try on your low carb diet, I’ve several others on the site. My Mexican Zucchini Beef recipe has been super popular. In the summer, I also like making my chicken squash skillet dish to use up our garden veggies.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did after a long day of work. What’s your favorite quick and easy dish for getting dinner on the table quickly?
Low Carb Chicken with Green Beans and Tomatoes Stir Fry Skillet Recipe
- Serves: 6
- Serving size: 59g
- Calories: 80
- Fat: 7.8g
- Saturated fat: 4.9g
- Carbohydrates: 2.3g
- Sugar: 1.2g
- Sodium: 1000mg
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Protein: 0.9g
- Cholesterol: 20mg
- 3 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
- 16 ounces pkg. French style string beans
- 2 tomatoes, cut into 16 pieces
- ¼ cup butter or frying oil (olive or avocado oil is best)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
- Cut chicken into thin slices.
- Melt butter in large skillet. Add chicken and garlic. Cook until all meat turns white.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and cook at low heat for 10-15 minutes.