Warning! This is going to be the least-gourmet, least-revolutionary recipe ever.
Another warning! Do not consume if you have spend any time in close quarters with anyone the next day. You will be sweating garlic.
1 pkg. - boneless chicken breasts
3 handfuls - green (string) beans
1 bulb - garlic
1/2 c. - chopped almonds
1/4 c. - raisins
1 can - tomato basil soup
1 tsp. - salt
1 tsp. - pepper
2 tbsp. - Frank's Red Hot
5 tbsp. - olive oil
Peel the garlic cloves until you are bored of peeling garlic cloves. Hopefully the result is a large pile of peeled garlic cloves - enough garlic to ward off fans of terrible vampire shows like True Blood. Now, I typically squish all of that garlic in a garlic press, but Alton Brown just did a show about garlic and apparently pressing it's just not a great idea. So instead, chop it into tiny, tiny bits.
|Garlic for the win.|
Wash the green beans and snap the ends off them all. DO NOT wash the chicken breasts. Washing chicken is actually bad - it is easy to splash salmonella all around your kitchen. The bacteria's going to die when you cook it, so just relax and let's move on.
|I actually chopped up some leftover sausage for some added flavor.|
Get a pot. Fill it mostly with water. Bring it to a boil. Add a pinch of salt. Add the green beans. Bring back to a boil for about 10 minutes.
Throw all of the chicken into a pan on medium heat on top of a teaspoon or two of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Dump in as much garlic as you think you can handle - but save some for the green beans! Sear either side, then cover the pan and reduce the head a little bit so the chicken can cook through. Mmm, garlic.
|Beans in the pan. Chicken in the pan. Garlic everywhere!|
Once the green beans have softened a bit, add them to a separate saucer/frying pan on medium heat. Add olive oil. Dump in chopped almonds, raisins, remaining chopped garlic. Sautee for 5-8 minutes. Toward the end of the 5-8, uncover the chicken and turn the heat up a bit to give it one last sear.
Quick! Pop the top on the tomato basil, put it in a bowl and microwave 'til warm. SECRET INGREDIENT: add 2 tablespoons (est.) of Frank's Red Hot.
|Do not skip this step.|
If you do it right, it'll all finish up at the same time. Plate and serve as soon as possible. Serves three, or one Ironman-in-training and one normal person. Yum. Congratulations, you now know how to make the simplest chicken-and-green-beans meal in the history of the modern era.
|I think it took me less than four minutes to consume this.|