Blackened Chicken with Brown Butter Green Beans

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This blackened chicken with brown butter green beans recipe is a must-try for chicken lovers. It’s easy, quick, and delicious. The chicken is coated with a spicy and smoky seasoning, and the green beans are drizzled with a nutty and lemony sauce.
Dinner
Quick & Easy
Freezer Friendly

Who doesn’t love a good chicken dish? Chicken is versatile, affordable, and easy to cook. But sometimes, it can get boring and bland. That’s why I love this blackened chicken with brown butter green beans recipe. It’s a game-changer for your chicken routine.

You can used a pre-made blackening seasoning, which you can find it in most grocery stores, or you can make your own using this recipe. The chicken is seared in a cast-iron skillet and then baked in the oven until juicy and tender.

The green beans are cooked until crisp-tender and then tossed with a brown butter sauce that is out of this world. The sauce also has garlic, lemon juice, and parsley, which brighten up the dish and complement the chicken.

This dish is so easy to make, and it only requires a few ingredients and equipment. It’s a great meal for any day of the week, whether you want to impress your family, friends, or date, or just treat yourself to something tasty.

Customizing This Dish

If you don’t like or have green beans, you can use any other green vegetable, such as broccoli or asparagus. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

If you want to make this dish more or less spicy, you can adjust the amount of blackening seasoning or cayenne pepper to your liking. You can also add some hot sauce or red pepper flakes to the sauce for some extra kick.

Storage and Reheating Leftovers

You can store the leftovers of this dish in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, you can microwave them for a few minutes, or heat them in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until warmed through.

Freezing and Reheating

You can also freeze the leftovers of this dish in a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag for up to 3 months. To reheat, you can thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, or microwave them for a few minutes, or heat them in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until warmed through. You may need to add some water or broth to the sauce if it’s too thick.

Blackened Chicken with Brown Butter Green Beans

Blackened Chicken with Brown Butter Green Beans

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
25 min
Total Time:
35 min
Serves:
4
Difficulty:
Easy
Equipment Needed
  • A large oven safe skillet
  • A meat thermometer
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup blackening seasoning (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels and rub them evenly with the blackening seasoning.
  3. Heat oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken for about 3 - 4 minutes per side, until a blackened crust forms. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  4. While the chicken is baking, bring a large pot of water to a boil and add some salt. Cook the green beans for about 5 - 6 minutes, until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  5. In a medium-sized pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and cook, stirring occasionally, until it turns golden brown and smells nutty, about 2- 3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the butter.
  6. Turn the heat down to low. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant. Add the green beans and lemon zest and cook, stirring to coat in the butter, for a minute.
  7. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste. To serve, divide the chicken and green beans between 4 plates.
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