Friday, February 25, 2011

Tuscan Chicken with White Beans and Spinach

What is better than a man that cooks?? Last night mine came over armed with Groceries and Wine! The Menu? Tuscan Chicken with White Beans and Spinach and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The verdict? He is a Keeper! And so is this recipe!! It was delicious with Garlic Bread, I didn't want to stop eating!

Tuscan Chicken with White Beans and Spinach
Recipe from For the Love of

  • 4 slices of lean bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil (divided)
  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of any fat
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Dried basil, to taste
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 15 oz can of white beans, rinsed & drained
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the bacon is cooked, drain it on a paper towel then chop it up. Remove all but 1 tsp of bacon grease from the skillet. Add 1 tsp olive oil to the bacon grease in the skillet over medium high heat. Season the chicken with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and dried basil, to taste on both sides. Once the skillet is HOT, add the seasoned chicken thighs and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet, cover with a tin foil tent, and set aside.

Add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add the minced garlic, and cook stirring continuously for 1 minute. Add the drained diced tomatoes and white beans. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the spinach, season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and dried basil, to taste. Pour the juices from the chicken into the pan and mix well. Add Crumbled Bacon. Ladle the beans and spinach onto a serving dish then top with chicken. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. i made ina's tuscan chicken and added some more rosemary ... it was delicious!!