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Italian Chicken Sauté

 3 Ratings
3 Comments
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4

Impossibly easy, this chicken sauté blends creamy cannellini beans and fresh basil plus chopped canned tomatoes. Bellissimo!

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4
lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1
(15 or 19-oz.) can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken thighs; cook until lightly browned on all sides.
  • 2 Reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic to skillet; cook about 1 minute or until tender. Add tomatoes; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in beans; cook until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with basil.

Expert Tips

Fragrant basil partners with tomatoes in many a Mediterranean-inspired dish. If you have a pot of it growing in or just outside your home, you will find yourself using it often, both as a seasoning and a garnish.

Always refrigerate or freeze perishables (such as raw meat and fish), deli foods and leftovers (like this high-protein entree) within 2 hours of preparing or purchase.

Round out your dinner with fluffy rice or pasta to soak up the savory juice and an antipasto tray with olives, marinated artichokes, cheese cubes, etc.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
385
Calories from Fat
135
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
40g
40%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
12%
12%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
34%
34%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 5 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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