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Mediterranean Chicken and Garbanzos

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Mediterranean Chicken and Garbanzos
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6
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Looking for delicious Mediterranean meal combining chicken and beans? Then check out this hearty dinner recipe ready in just about an hour!

Ingredients

6
bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed if desired
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon ginger
1/4
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
(15-oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen baby lima beans in a pouch
1/2
cup kalamata or ripe olives, halved, pitted
1/4
cup sliced green onions
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
cup lemon juice
2
tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place chicken breasts, meaty side up, in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish.
  • 2 In small saucepan, melt margarine over low heat. Stir in lemon peel, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and garlic. Brush mixture over chicken. Bake uncovered at 350°F. for 45 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Spoon over chicken in baking dish. Cover; bake an additional 15 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear. Arrange chicken on serving platter. Spoon bean mixture over chicken; drizzle with pan juices remaining in baking dish.
Tips  

Greek kalamata olives, packed in a wine vinegar brine, are purple-black in color and typically found in Greek salad. To remove the pit, use a cherry pitter. Or, lay the side of a chef's knife over the olive and apply pressure to the knife with your hands. The pit should pop out.

Accompany the chicken with warmed pita bread and a Greek salad of romaine lettuce, tomato wedges and feta cheese.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
130
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
)
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
370mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
,
Sugars
1g
)
Protein
33g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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