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One Skillet Sweet Almond Chicken + Green Beans

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30

Description

This One Skillet Sweet Almond Chicken + Green Beans is the perfect weeknight meal! It comes together in 30 quick minutes and only dirties one skillet!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, softened or melted and divided
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprike
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 oz. green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 5 leaves fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a blender or food processor, place the almonds, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, agave nectar, and sea salt.
  3. Process until chunky but combined. Set aside.
  4. Generously pat the chicken thighs with the paprika, salt, and pepper on both sides.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  6. Place the chicken thighs into the pan for 2 minutes then flip.
  7. Sear the other side for 2 minutes then remove from heat.
  8. Nuzzle the green beans in the skillet around the chicken.
  9. Scoop a dollop of the almond topping on each piece of chicken.
  10. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.
  11. Then, broil on high for 2 minutes until the almond topping is golden brown.
  12. When you serve, be sure to pour some of the juices from the bottom of the skillet on top of the chicken and green beans (omg it’s sooo good).
  13. Garnish with basil and enjoy!!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6