Easy Peasy Chicken & Green Beans
Oven Roasted Chicken & Green Beans
Wanting something simple and nutritious? Here's a guide to some tender, flavorful chicken, my famous lemon infused green beans and salad!
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: Depends on the size of your chicken & purchase as many green beans as you see fit.
1 whole organic chicken approx. 4 lb.
1 handful per person string green beans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take your chicken and wash it thoroughly with warm water inside and out. Place the chicken in a 13x9 glass baking dish or if you have one a casserole dish. Sprinkle the kosher salt inside the chicken, season the outside with kosher salt, garlic salt & pepper. Drizzle with a little olive oil and top with tin foil. If you are using a casserole dish place the lid on instead of tin foil. Place the dish in the oven for 1.5 hours. You will be checking back in on it in 1.5 hours.
Meanwhile take your string beans and snap the ends off, thoroughly rinse. Place in a sauté pan and fill 3/4 full or almost submerging your beans in water. Drizzle the pan with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper. Top with a few slices of lemon and a squeeze if you love lemon like myself. Wait until your chicken has 30 minutes remaining to cook before beginning to cook your string beans. When you're ready, turn stove onto a high heat until it is boiling, lower to a medium boil. Here is the tricky part! Once your water has evaporated or cooked down, give it another little drizzle of olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Stir and sauté the beans until they are slightly blackened. Taste test! If you prefer more seasonings or lemon, now is the time!
Back to your chicken! After 1.5 hours has passed, remove the lid or tin foil to let the edges brown. If your chicken is falling apart, GREAT! IF not thats fine too, do not overcook here is your sweet spot of 30 more minutes less or more to perfect your chicken. A great tool to have handy is a thermometer. You want the internal temperature to be 165 degrees fahrenheit. Insert into the thickest part of the thigh, without touching the bone.
Whats your other side? If you prefer a 3 course meal like myself, Mahatma Jasmine Rice goes amazing with this dish (follow the directions on the packaging), or a box of GF Risotto! Photographed in this specific dish is the risotto. Or throw together a simple salad. One of my favorite go-to salads is so simple but oh so flavorful & healthy. Take a mixing bowl, your preferred amount of arugula, squeeze a lemon (to your liking), drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. Top with a little salt & pepper.
Dinner is Served!