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Tuscan Chicken with White Beans and Kale

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 22 mins
Total time 22 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 4 oz. chicken and 1 1/2 cups bean mixture)

This rustic chicken supper is a one-dish meal through and through: It all comes together in one skillet and includes the main (chicken), starch (creamy cannellini beans), and side (braised kale and tomatoes). It also couldn’t be faster or easier to throw together—just 22 minutes from start to finish. You can use either lacinato kale, the kind with dark, bumpy leaves, or curly kale for this dish; just make sure to remove the stems as they won’t have time to break down before the dish is done. Swap the chicken for boneless center-cut pork chops on another night.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 8 ounces lacinato kale, stemmed and thinly sliced (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted tomato paste

Nutrition Information

  • calories 516
  • fat 13.7 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 6.6 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 52 g
  • carbohydrate 43 g
  • fiber 12 g
  • cholesterol 124 mg
  • iron 5 mg
  • sodium 609 mg
  • calcium 179 mg
  • sugars 8 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side (chicken will not be cooked through). Remove chicken from pan.

  2. Add onion, carrot, thyme, and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Add wine; cook 2 minutes. Add kale; cook 3 minutes or until wilted. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, stock, and remaining ingredients; bring to a simmer. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until done.