TUSCAN CHICKEN, ZUCCHINI AND WHITE BEAN RAGOUT
A deli-roasted chicken is the lifeline to dozens of quick, tasty dinners, and this one is a favorite around my house.
With white beans, fresh zucchini, a handful of crunchy chopped onion, and a healthy dose of garlic, the ragout makes a
delicious main dish that can be on the table in less than 20 minutes. That little bit of cream isn't necessary, but it does
give the dish an extra-smooth finish. Serve the Tuscan chicken on a cold, rainy night in deep bowls with crusty bread
and topped with lots of shredded Parmesan cheese.
Serves 4 to 6
To Prep: 10 Minutes
To Cook: 7-8 Minutes
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2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2 cups shredded roast chicken
2 cups zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces (from 2 medium-size zucchini)
1 can (15 to 16 ounces) white beans, drained
1 tablespoons heavy (whipping) cream (optional)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
Salt and black pepper
1/2 cup pre-shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
||Pour the olive oil into a 2-quart saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook,
stirring, until softened but not brown, 2 minutes.|
||Add the chicken and the zucchini and continue to cook, stirring, until the zucchini softens, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the beans, cream, if using, and thyme. Season the ragout with salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking until
the beans are heated through and the flavors are combined, 2 minutes longer.|
||Spoon the ragout into serving bowls and serve the Parmesan cheese, if using, on the side.|
|FRESHDIRECT NUTRITION PER SERVING|
Based on a yield of 4 servings
Recipe analyzed including the heavy cream, not including the parmesan cheese and using 1/4 tsp. of salt
1 carbohydrate serving
|CALORIES 290(120 from fat); FAT 13g; SATURATED FAT 3g; CHOLESTEROL 60mg; SODIUM 290mg; TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 20g; DIETARY FIBER 6g; SUGARS 3g; PROTEIN 24g; |
Please note: Nutrition information can vary based on brand and product used.
Excerpted from THE DINNER DOCTOR copyright © 2003 Anne Byrn.
Reprinted with the permission of Workman Publishing Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved.