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Chicken and Fresh Green Beans Pomodoro over Linguine



Amazing how wonderful fresh vegetables are. Summer is the time to experience the best of all of them. Right now I had the pleasure to get some fresh picked green beans at the local vegetables stand. There everywhere in Florida along side the roads. So I bought a pound and thought fresh beans, tomatoes garlic and chicken.. the dish was still light and perfect on these hot days. Not to filling or heavy.

Here's the recipe~

4 boneless chicken breasts sliced in half lengthwise
1 pound of fresh green beans cleaned and snipped boiled in salt water on low for an hour
3 cloves minced garlic
6 plum tomatoes sliced in halves
1 1lb can of whole tomatoes pulsed through blender till smooth
2 cups of water
1/2 cup white wine
1 fresh bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, thyme
1/2 cup sliced carrots (they add sweetness to the sauce)
olive oil for sauteing

1 lb of linguine cooked in salt water, to your desired doneness. Toss with 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup of reserved water from cooking linguine in, 2 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1/4 cup of grating cheese and 14 teaspoon black pepper. Set aside, keeping warm.

In a 5 quart saucepan, add olive oil and garlic. Saute chicken in oil for around 4 to 8 minutes turning twice on each side with garlic cloves. Add cooked beans, carrots, spices, wine, all tomatoes. Simmer for around 1/2 hour till vegetables and chicken is cooked through. To serve place linguine on a plate top with chicken and spoon sauce of the top. Add more grating cheese and serve.

27 comments:

  1. a very tasty dish in a beautiful new home!

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  2. Hi Claudia, Love this dish! My mom used to make this often, especially when string beans were in season. Only difference was she used boned breasts or sometimes a whole chicken. Either way very tasty!
    BTW-Great photo!

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  3. Now if my mother had made green beans this enticing, I would have happily had a big serving. This looks so fresh and delicious. Your creations are just so comforting.

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  4. A very healthy and yet nutritious pasta treat! Green beans, tomatoes and chicken..all my favourite ingredients.

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  5. Looks delicious Claudia. We feasted on so much summer squash last night I couldn't eat much else! I love summer an dfresh veggies too!

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  6. Very very yummy and delicious recipe! I can't wait to try!

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  7. Great and lovely! I don't know why but the garnish looks a fun, light, happy balloon.

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  8. Hi Claudia! Now that is my kind of meal, the fresh roadside stands are always a wonderful find!

    Bon appetit!
    CCR
    =:~)

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  9. great chicken dish anytime of the year... really like fresh green beans and with the tomatoes too, sounds like a perfect match - like the use of the carrots in the sauce

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  10. Green beans are tasty but herbs give more flavor to this dish, great recipe!

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  11. I've been wondering what to do with my green beans from the Farmer's Market - and now I know. Summery-delicious!

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  12. ... this lovely dish with green beans excites me...

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  13. This is a summery comfort meal packed with all those fresh veggies! Delicious! Love your new look too!

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  14. OK...I so love FB, I see your post pop over then go and buzz ya...Beautiful dish, love it. The flavors are so perfect here!

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  15. Wonderful recipe. I can taste all the fresh goodness of it.

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  16. The veggies are so great this time of year and this dish is perfect to make with the fresh green beans!

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  17. perfect summer dish. the flavors sound perfect and everything looks delicious.

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  18. This looks like an incredible dish. Now I want it for dinner!!!

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  19. That REALLY looks good! Straight up comfort food.

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  20. Love the use of fresh veggies. The dish looks so full of flavor.

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  21. This is what my Hubby would call a substantial meal. The use of all this freshness can only lead to one great dish...well done ;o)

    Have a great day and flavourful wishes, Claudia

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  22. Fantastic dish has all the ingredients I love - fundamental the white wine :-)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  23. I miss the roadside stands, but I guess I've got the farmer's markets.

    This dish looks so yummy for the summer!

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  24. Fantastic flavours and sound nutrition, all in one dish! Couldn't ask for more! Thanks for another great recipe :)

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  25. This is a wonderful way to use the fresh green beans growing in the garden!

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  26. These look great Claudia! I just bought some purple sting beans, wonder how they'd look in this?

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