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Tuscan Stewed Chicken with White Beans and Tomato

Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Kate Parisian

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 4 hrs, 35 mins

Serves 6

For a flavorful chicken dinner, serve this Tuscan-flavored chicken with a tomato and white bean mixture. 


  • 1 whole chicken (about 3 lbs.), cut into 8 pieces, trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 15.5-oz. cans white beans (such as cannellini), drained, rinsed
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme

Nutrition Information

  • calories 691
  • fat 45 g
  • satfat 13 g
  • protein 47 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 7 g
  • cholesterol 176 mg
  • sodium 654 mg

How to Make It

  1. Season chicken on all sides with salt and pepper. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add chicken and cook, turning often, until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a large slow cooker.

  2. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil, stirring to pick up any browned bits on bottom of skillet. Stir in beans and thyme.

  3. Pour contents of skillet over chicken in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender and beans are soft, 3 to 4 hours. Transfer chicken to a platter and cover loosely with foil. Set cooker on high and bring bean mixture to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, until reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Discard thyme sprigs. Spoon beans over chicken on platter, then serve immediately.