Lemon Chicken with Green Beans and Mushrooms

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 25 mins

This one-dish, old-fashioned chicken braise features the sunny flavors of Herbes de Provence.

lemon chicken
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Herbes de Provence, a sunny combination of rosemary, marjoram, thyme, savory and lavender, brings life to everything from eggs and scalloped potatoes to lamb and chicken.


1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons white wine or dry vermouth
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (4- to 5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound green beans, trimmed and diagonally cut in half (about 4 cups)
1/2 pound mushrooms, halved or quartered (about 3 cups)


  1. Whisk broth, lemon juice, wine, flour, herbes de Provence, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Lightly coat chicken with breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate. Add beans and mushrooms to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Return chicken and any juices to pan. Pour broth mixture over top. Cover and simmer until chicken is thoroughly cooked and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.

Recipe by Jean Kressy.

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