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Braised Chicken with Fennel and White Beans

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Braised Chicken with Fennel and White Beans
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6
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Braised in white wine, tomatoes and rosemary, this chicken is moist and flavorful.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2- to 3-lb cut-up whole chicken, skin removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, quartered, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 can (28 oz) whole peeled tomatoes, undrained, cut up
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 can (15 or 19 oz) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • Chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    In deep 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken pieces to skillet; cook 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until chicken is light golden brown. Remove chicken from pan.
  • 2
    Add onion, garlic, fennel and bell pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add chicken, tomatoes, wine and rosemary. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is tender, turning chicken once.
  • 3
    Uncover; stir in beans. Cook about 5 minutes longer or until sauce is slightly thickened and juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone. Serve in shallow bowls; sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Serve with crusty French or Italian bread. You'll need it to dip in the flavorful sauce!

Nutrition Information

400 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 39g Protein, 29g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
1130mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
7g
30%
Sugars
6g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Braised in white wine, tomatoes and rosemary, this chicken is moist and flavorful.
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