Herb-Marinated Chicken with White Beans

Herb-Marinated Chicken with White Beans

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Recipe Rating: 3.66392
Serves 6
This herb-infused chicken dish can be enjoyed hot from the pan, at room temperature or chilled the day after cooking. It's a great addition to a salad, as a sandwich filling or tossed with bow-tie pasta and grape tomatoes for a quick summer pasta salad. From The Whole Foods Market Cookbook
Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs, such as rosemary, parsley, tarragon and oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch slices or 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Method: 
To prepare the marinade, in the bowl of a small food processor, place 1/4 cup of the oil, garlic, lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper. Blend all ingredients well until a smooth bright green paste is formed. You may add a few spoonfuls of water to help this process if mixture looks too thick. Transfer to a shallow dish or resealable bag and add chicken. Toss to coat, then refrigerate, covered, for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over moderate heat. Add onion and cook until it begins to soften, about 4 minutes. Add chicken, and allow to brown lightly without stirring initially. Begin turning chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and brown all over, about 8 minutes. Add beans and continue to cook until a light sauce forms around chicken pieces, about 2 minutes.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 370 calories (160 from fat), 18g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 12g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 38g protein.
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