Impossibly easy, this chicken sauté blends creamy cannellini beans and fresh basil plus chopped canned tomatoes. Bellissimo!
tablespoon olive oil
lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
garlic cloves, minced
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
(15 or 19-oz.) can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, if desired
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken thighs; cook until lightly browned on all sides.
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.
Stir in beans; cook until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with basil.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
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- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 5 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.