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Lemony Green Beans

You can throw together this dish in minutes using ingredients you probably already have on hand. That’s the beauty of it. —Jennifer Tarantino, Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Lemon wedges


  • In a large skillet, heat chicken broth and oil over medium-high heat. Add green beans; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with lemon pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without lemon wedges): 76 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 7, 2019

    I will be adding this green bean recipe to the rotation. Lemon flavor was not overpowering but light.

  • bunqui95
    Jan 3, 2017

    This was a delicious way to prepare green beans, much more interesting than simply steaming frozen green beans in the microwave. I love garden-fresh green beans, so I'm looking forward to making this quick and simple recipe with beans from the garden in the summer. (For those wondering about a cooking time, I use 20 minutes, covered, as my rule of thumb, when cooking green beans on the stove. Adjust accordingly for personal tastes, of course.) I also sprinkle slivered almonds into the pan a couple minutes before cooking is done.

  • justducky76
    Dec 25, 2015

    I didn't have lemon pepper. I followed the recipe except after draining I added a little butter, salt, pepper and squeezed half a lemon on the beans and tossed. It gave a light lemony flavor to the beans and was a refreshing change for our table. Loved it and didn't have any leftovers!

  • apschwartz
    May 21, 2013

    Since cooking time was not mentioned, I removed them from the heat way too early. Had to take them from our plates to finish cooking as they were raw!

  • veggiemama
    Jan 24, 2013

    These were really quite good! My husband and I liked them and even my picky 3 year old loved them. Other than the pain of trimming the beans, these were super easy to make!