4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Sauté garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add beans, tossing to coat.
Add broth and remaining ingredients. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until green beans are crisp-tender.