Grilled Chicken with Green Beans and Walnuts

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Green beans topped with a walnut dressing pair wonderfully with the grilled chicken thighs.


  • 8 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
  • 1 lb green beans
  • Marinade1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves
  • Dressing1 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 3 Tbs walnut oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • In pot over boiling water, place green beans and cook about 5 minutes. Drain beans; run under cold, running water.
  • Place olive oil, lemon juice and cilantro into the bowl of a food processor. Whirl until cilantro is finely chopped. Remove 1/2 cup of olive oil marinade; place in a large zip lock plastic bag. Set aside.
  • Add walnuts, walnut oil, garlic, salt and pepper to other ingredients in the food processor. Whirl until walnuts are finely chopped; set aside. Place dressing in bowl; cover with plastic and refrigerate.
  • Place chicken thighs in zip lock bag with marinade; seal tightly and shake well. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  • Prepare coals for grill. When coals are hot, place chicken on grill and cook, turning often, for about 20 minutes. Just before serving, toss green beans with dressing. Arrange the beans on a platter and set cooked chicken on top.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 492
  Calories from Fat 300 (61%)
(54%)Total Fat 35g
(21%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(38%)Cholesterol 115mg
(18%)Sodium 426mg
(23%)Potassium 803mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
(26%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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