Amazing how wonderful fresh vegetables are. Summer is the time to experience the best of all of them. Right now I had the pleasure to get some fresh picked green beans at the local vegetables stand. There everywhere in Florida along side the roads. So I bought a pound and thought fresh beans, tomatoes garlic and chicken.. the dish was still light and perfect on these hot days. Not to filling or heavy.
Here's the recipe~
4 boneless chicken breasts sliced in half lengthwise
1 pound of fresh green beans cleaned and snipped boiled in salt water on low for an hour
3 cloves minced garlic
6 plum tomatoes sliced in halves
1 1lb can of whole tomatoes pulsed through blender till smooth
2 cups of water
1/2 cup white wine
1 fresh bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, thyme
1/2 cup sliced carrots (they add sweetness to the sauce)
olive oil for sauteing
1 lb of linguine cooked in salt water, to your desired doneness. Toss with 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup of reserved water from cooking linguine in, 2 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1/4 cup of grating cheese and 14 teaspoon black pepper. Set aside, keeping warm.
In a 5 quart saucepan, add olive oil and garlic. Saute chicken in oil for around 4 to 8 minutes turning twice on each side with garlic cloves. Add cooked beans, carrots, spices, wine, all tomatoes. Simmer for around 1/2 hour till vegetables and chicken is cooked through. To serve place linguine on a plate top with chicken and spoon sauce of the top. Add more grating cheese and serve.