Quick Chicken and White Beans Skillet Supper

White beans cook into a hearty-rich broth for this one-pan chicken and vegetables skillet meal. Serve with crusty bread and a salad.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 12 ounces red or white thin-skinned potatoes, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1-2 leeks , cleaned and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 carrots, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or crushed dried rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken breast, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 15 ounce can small white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped


  1. In a 10-12-inch skillet with lid, cook bacon (uncovered) until crisp. Remove from pan; drain fat, reserving 1 tablespoon in pan.
  2. Add potatoes, leeks, celery, carrots, rosemary and thyme. Cook 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat until softened, adding 1/4 cup chicken broth when vegetables start to brown. Stir, scraping up browned bits.
  3. Add remaining broth, chicken and beans. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Uncover and simmer briefly to thicken sauce if desired.
  4. Serve in shallow bowls topped with reserved bacon and parsley.
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins
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