Tuscan Chicken with White Beans

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This Tuscan Chicken with White Beans is an easy skillet recipe that comes together in about 20 minutes.

This healthy Tuscan Chicken with White Beans is an easy skillet chicken dinner recipe that comes together in about 20 minutes

This is an easy dinner recipe that you can pull together with just a few simple ingredients. Instead of adding pasta to this dish, we add white beans making it low carb and providing extra protein and fiber.

This healthy Tuscan Chicken with White Beans is an easy skillet chicken dinner recipe that comes together in about 20 minutes

This skillet chicken is marinated for a few hours (though you could let it marinate overnight) before its cooked in the pan.  When the chicken and beans simmer together, a light luscious sauce forms with rich flavors from the marinade.  This humble Tuscan Chicken with White Beans is delicious, quick and easy, and good, honest stick-to-your-ribs healthy comfort food.  I serve this dish with pesto….because really….pesto makes everything it touches taste even more incredible!

TUSCAN CHICKEN RECIPE

This chicken skillet recipe comes together quickly and easily.  The only ingredients that I need to plan ahead for are the chicken and parmesan.  I typically have the rest of the ingredients on hand.  

For the Marinade

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, dried basil leaves, dried parsley and dried rosemary

For the Chicken

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cup cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 large cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2-3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese for serving

HOW TO MAKE TUSCAN CHICKEN

After the chicken marinates for up to 2 hours, this chicken skillet takes just about 15 minutes to cook start-to-finish

Skillet Chicken Marinade

  • Place all of the ingredients in a large plastic bag.
  • Add the chicken to the marinade, seal the bag and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.

Cooking Chicken in a Skillet

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the marinated chicken cubes.
  • Cook the chicken until it browns nicely on all sides, about 3 to 5  minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the sun dried tomatoes and beans and cook over low-heat for another 4 to 5 minutes until the beans are heated through, the chicken is cooked through and a delicious rich sauce begins to form.

EASY CHICKEN DINNER RECIPES

This healthy Tuscan Chicken with White Beans is an easy skillet chicken dinner recipe that comes together in about 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Tuscan Chicken with Beans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

This healthy Tuscan Chicken with White Beans is an easy skillet chicken dinner recipe that comes together in about 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 large cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese or fontina cheese for serving

Instructions

For the Marinade
  • Place all of the ingredients in a large plastic bag.
  • Add the chicken to the marinade, seal the bag and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
For the Chicken
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the marinated chicken cubes.
  • Cook the chicken until it browns nicely on all sides, about 3 to 5  minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the sun-died tomatoes and beans and cook over low-heat for another 4 to 5 minutes until the beans are heated through and a lovely sauce begins to form around the chicken pieces.
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3 Responses to “Tuscan Chicken with White Beans”

  1. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet — November 13, 2015 @ 9:19 pm (#)

    This dish looks so comforting and delicious! Pinning!

    • Deborah — November 14, 2015 @ 3:13 pm (#)

      Thank you, Lauren. I hope you enjoy!

    • Deborah — November 19, 2015 @ 8:32 pm (#)

      🙂

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