One-Pan Chicken and Pesto Beans

One-Pan Chicken and Pesto Beans

This One-Pan Chicken and Pesto Beans is basically how I eat these days…. portion-controlled, no pork and beef, low carb, low fat, and low sugar.

Like what I told you in my last post, I really need to change my diet because of the result of my blood chem test and those episode of high blood pressure two weeks ago. This is MAJOR adjustment for me because you know how much I love to eat. I love pork, beef, sugar, and carbs… but I have to take care of my health first. My doctor told me I can eat one cup of rice a day but I decided to let go of rice completely.

So for now, I am eating a different meal than what my family eats but I still cook for them. I’ve been eating a lot of steamed food lately too because I am avoiding too much oil. Because of that, peanutbutter bought me a steamer.. Yay!

If you’re thinking I’m eating bland food because of my new diet… Well, let me prove you wrong and share with you the food that I’ve been eating.

One-Pan Chicken and Pesto Beans

Let’s start with this One-Pan Chicken and Pesto Beans. I ate this yesterday both for lunch and dinner. It’s a one-pan meal which means, it’s very easy to cook and there’s very little clean-up. All it took for me to fry three thin slices of chicken breasts is one teaspoon of olive oil. Then I removed the chicken breast from the pan and transferred it to a chopping board to slice.

In goes the green beans along with basil pesto which I sautéed until it was just cooked. It was followed by the cherry tomatoes and then in goes back the chicken pieces. You can mix them all together to get all the flavors of the pesto on all of them but I don’t want everything to have just one taste. I put pesto on the green beans and himalayan pink salt for the tomatoes. I also added a couple of pieces of sundried tomatoes with the chicken.

One-Pan Chicken and Pesto Beans

It was divided into two servings. One was reheated later for dinner.

Join me in my journey as I try to regain balance and health for the next three months…

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and tag @thepeachkitchen on Instagram (OR hashtag it #thepeachkitchen). I’d love to see what you cook!

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One-Pan Chicken and Pesto Beans

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 3 thin slices chicken breast
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 200g green beans
  • 8 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 pieces sunddried tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pesto

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet and fry the chicken breast until cooked.
  3. Remove the chicken breast from the pan, trasferit into a chopping board and slice it.
  4. Put the green beans in the skillet and add the pesto. Stir -fry it until beans are cooked but still crunchy.
  5. Put the chicken back on one side of the pan and add sundried tomatoes. Mix well.
  6. Put the cherry tomatoes on the other side of the pan and season with salt and pepper. It may take a minute to just heat and soften it.
  7. Turn off heat and serve.

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17 Responses

    1. I love this One pan meal mommy peach..perfect kasi di ako meat lover.I almost enjoying your blog???thankyou..More food recipe and learnings to come

  1. Love how simple this is! And I’m SO happy to see that I have all of these ingredients in the fridge! I’ll be sure to try it out on the family.

  2. I love one pan recipes, makes cooking so much easier doesn’t it! This is making me want to try pan fried tomatoes, sounds delicious!

  3. This all looks so yummy! Those beans are especially making my stomach ache for their flavour hehe. I have everything to make this minus the beans and pesto…going to have to make a trip for groceries and give this a try!

  4. With food this good, I’m sure you won’t have a difficult time regaining that health. It’s nice that you’re eating healthy, nothing is more important than taking care of our body especially since we have a family to take care of as well.

  5. I’m trying a diet lately as well. Although I can use the pesto beans recipe you shared, I can’t do the chicken due to allergies. I’m happy you can easily adjust your diet though. 🙂 God Bless

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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