Chicken, White Bean, and Spinach Stew

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Just one serving of this stew and you've nearly met your daily requirement of protein and fiber. Beans and chicken are protein-packed, and help keep you full.

Preparation time: 5 Minutes
Cooking time: 13 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4 Minutes


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium coarsely chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
2 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup water
4 canned plum tomatoes, drained
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
3 ounces baby spinach leaves (3 packed cups), coarsely chopped
2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until softened, stirring. Add garlic and thyme; cook 1 minute, stirring. Add beans, water, tomatoes, and broth. Increase heat to high until stew begins to bubble. Reduce heat; let simmer 5 minutes, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon. Add more water, if needed.

2. Add spinach, stirring until wilted. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


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