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Creamed Chicken over Beans

Louise Martin of Denver, Pennsylvania writes, "This simple but tasty blend will surprise you. It uses leftover chicken and frozen green beans, so it's fast to fix for a brunch or light lunch." Our test kitchen figured this reasonably priced main dish costs just 81¢ a serving.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cut green beans, cooked and drained
  • Paprika, optional


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add the water, milk and bouillon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the chicken and heat through. Serve over beans. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.

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  • whitelion82
    Apr 1, 2014

    I made this for my mom and dad when i visited, they loved it! I fould it a tad bland, so i might throw some white pepper in next time.

  • ashlin.olsen
    Jan 8, 2013

    Very good and easy to make. It is especially good with green beans from the garden. Adding a little thyme and sage to the sauce really bring out the flavor!

  • MelissaLovesCoffee
    Dec 3, 2012

    What a fabulous dinner! Not a crumb was left. :-). I subbed Earth Balance for butter, plain rice milk for milk, and chicken base for granules. Also, I baked it in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing this recipe.