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Garlic and Basil Green Beans

Ready In: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added Sugar

Add a new flavor to your green beans with this delicious dish.

What you'll need

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Cutting board
Sharp knife
Large skillet
Small container
Spatula or spoon


Serves 4
1 pound Green Beans fresh
2 cloves Garlic minced
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 cup Chicken Stock
2 tablespoons Chicken Stock to be combined with cornstarch
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon Salt adjust to taste
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper adjust to taste
1 slice Lemon juice only
1/8 teaspoon Hot Sauce optional
1/4 cup Fresh Basil chopped


1.Rinse and pat dry the green beans with a paper towel. If necessary, cut the ends of the green beans.
2.In a frying pan: heat oil and sauté garlic until golden brown.
3.Add green beans and cook until they get bright green in color, about 5 minutes. Remember to stir often to keep green beans from burning.
4.Add ½ cup of chicken stock, bring to a simmer and cover.
5.In a small container: dissolve cornstarch in the remaining 2 tablespoons of chicken stock.
6.While stirring, add cornstarch mixture to the green beans; keep stirring until stock thickens.
7.Sprinkle the lemon juice over the green bean and season with salt, black pepper, and hot sauce.
8.Cover and let simmer until cooked.
9.Turn heat off, add chopped basil, cover, and let sit 1 more minute.
10.Serve and drizzle with sauce left in pan.

Chef's Tips

  • Chicken stock can be substituted with either vegetable stock or water; seasonings will need to be adjusted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5 g4%
Sodium 250 mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 9 g3%
Dietary Fiber 4 g14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: