Italian Braised Chicken with Fennel and Cannellini

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Oregano, rosemary, and garlic infuse each bite of this slow cooker chicken dinner with Italian flavors.

Italian Braised Chicken Fennel Cannellini
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 2 - 2 pound chicken drumsticks and/or thighs, skin removed

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 bulb fennel, cored and cut into thin wedges

  • 1 medium yellow sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes

  • ½ cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup tomato paste

  • ¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken pieces with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Place chicken in a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Top with cannellini beans, fennel, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, rosemary, oregano, and crushed red pepper. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, white wine, tomato paste, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; pour over mixture in cooker.

  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  3. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
4g Fat
23g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 777mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 777mg 17%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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