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Lemon Chicken with Cannellini Beans

This skillet-prepared dish of lemon chicken and cannellini beans is ideal for a buffet.

Prep Time 
Cook Time 
Total Time 
Servings 
8

Ingredients 

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
6 to 8 (2 pounds) Gold'n Plump® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions 

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add half of frozen chicken to skillet; cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Use tongs to transfer to plate. Cook remaining chicken for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, then transfer to plate.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; stir for about 1 minute.

Reduce heat to medium. Stir in beans and basil; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until flavors are blended.

Place chicken breasts on top of bean mixture. Sprinkle with lemon peel and lemon juice.

Cover and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley.

Tips 

Cannellini beans are large, white Italian kidney beans. In most supermarkets, they can be found either with the canned beans or with the Italian products.

Variations 

2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic may be substituted for minced fresh garlic.

Nutritional information may change when substituting your chicken product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it's best to thaw before cooking. 

Cuisine 
  • Serving Size
    • Servings 
      8
  • PER SERVING
    • Calories 
      171
    • Calories from Fat 
      23%
    • Total Fat 
      4g
    • Saturated Fat 
      1g
    • Total Carbohydrate 
      12g
    • Protein 
      20g
    • Sugars 
      1g
    • Cholesterol 
      43mg
    • Dietary Fiber 
      3g
    • Sodium 
      379mg
  • DAILY VALUE
    • Vitamin A 
      2%
    • Vitamin C 
      5%
    • Calcium 
      5%
    • Iron 
      12%
  • DIETARY EXCHANGES
    • Starch/Bread 
      1
    • Fat 
      0.5
    • Very Lean Meat 
      2
    • Recipes calling out meat in the Dietary Exchanges category were analyzed with information prior to 2014 updates. Recipes calling out protein were analyzed with the new information after 2014.
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