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Tuscan Chicken and Beans

Suggested Wines

  • Pinot Grigio (Dry White)
  • Pinot Noir (Dry Red)

This is a hearty meal to serve in the fall or winter. The smells in the house are simply intoxicating. The use of chicken thighs adds a lot of extra flavor. And thighs are often much cheaper than other parts of the chicken.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 slices apple wood smoked bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic gloves, minced
  • 2 cups torn spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons white wine, such as Pinot Grigio

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the bacon in an ovenproof skillet until crisp. Remove and chop. Retain bacon drippings in skillet.
  4. Add chicken to skillet and brown 2 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook 5 minutes on medium heat. Stir in bacon, spinach, beans, tomatoes and wine.
  6. Remove from heat. Place chicken on top and bake 40-45 minutes.
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