I am not a big meat-eater but when I do incorporate meat into my diet, my favourite is chicken. This dish, in particular, is one I have been cooking for years. Chicken thighs with green beans and potatoes is a dish that my mother taught me to make. But whenever my mother shares a recipe with me it goes something like this: "Fry an onion or two, add some turmeric, add half a can of tomato paste, keep adding water so it doesn't dry out and add salt and pepper." "How much salt and pepper, mom?" "Just keep adding enough until it tastes good."Umm? (scratches head). Her instructions are self-explanatory to an extent but it did take me a few tries to get the measurements right.
The prep time for this recipe does not take too long, I would say about 30 minutes total to prepare the chicken and to make the sauce. But because the chicken takes about an hour and a half to cook, you need to start making this meal ahead of thyme time. I get home from my day job at 5 pm on weeknights; so for me, this is a meal I prefer to cook on the weekends. I could make this on a weeknight, but then I won't be eating dinner until 7 pm and I just simply can't wait that long!
I made this meal last night and because it is only my husband and I in my household, there were lots of leftovers for me to take to for lunch today! SCORE! My favourite side to go with this dish is white rice (which I also made sure to make extra so that I would have leftovers of both). I am eating this right now while using my lunch break to publish this post 🙂Print