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bowl of green bean stew served over Lebanese rice with lemon wedge
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Lebanese Green Bean Stew

This Lebanese green bean stew is a one-pot meal made with chicken, tomatoes, and aromatic spices. It's a full-bodied meal! Serve over rice or on its own.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 149kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • In a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil, then add the cilantro, garlic and crushed red pepper; cook until the mixture is fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook together with the cilantro mixture until well combined and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the diced tomatoes and water and stir until well blended to create a tomato broth.
  • Reduce the heat to low, add the green beans, raw the chicken breast and bay leaves. Season with salt, pepper and 7 Spice and cook covered until the chicken is fully cooked, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves from the pot and discard. Remove the chicken breast from the tomato broth, shred it and return it to the pot. Simmer for an additional 20 minute to allow the broth to thicken and flavors to settle.
  • Serve over traditional Lebanese rice pilaf and sprinkle fresh cilantro for garnish.


Nutrition Facts: Please note that the nutrition label below is for the green bean stew only and not for the Lebanese rice served with the stew.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1029IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg