Tuscan Chicken Stew

This easy-to-create comfort food of chicken stew has Italian inspirations including basil, fennel and minced garlic.

Serves: Makes 6 servings.
15 mins Prep time 25 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
25 mins Cook time
  • Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 10 minutes or until browned. Remove chicken from skillet. Add onion and fennel seed; cook and stir on medium heat 5 minutes or until tender.

  • Stir in beans, tomatoes, red wine, basil, minced garlic, rosemary, salt, oregano and pepper. Bring to boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 3 minutes. Return chicken to skillet.

  • Stir in spinach. Cover. Cook 5 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 258Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Sodium: 717mgProtein: 31g
  • Total Fat: 7gFiber: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g

Ratings & Reviews: 8

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  • Joanne on 05/07/2013

    Excellent, made it twice. Second time I used Ro-tel tomatoes in place of diced tomatoes and I added 1/2 cup Merlot wine.

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  • Camille on 12/13/2014

    This is a very flavorful, hearty dish. I agree with the comment that John H. made in his review that the amount of spinach called for in the recipe is a bit too much. I fully realize that it's Tuscan chicken and supposed to be chock full of spinach, but then again, you don't want spinach to be the only thing that you taste either. So, that being said, I cut it back to 4 oz instead of 6 oz. And I have an allergy to wines (alcohol of all types), but rather than use water like it recommends in exchange for the wine, I used Swanson chicken Tuscany broth, but you can use plain chicken broth too.

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  • cjprittrn on 05/24/2014

    Second review... Made it for the Mother's Day potluck at church. It got many compliments.

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  • Ghia on 02/28/2014

    Wow. This chicken recipe is fantastic!!

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  • Lauri on 01/07/2014

    Love it! It's easy to make, tastes wonderful, great with pasta or rice. Even my little boy likes it!

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  • Tammy on 11/19/2013

    Love it. Fast and Easy one dish meal. Tastes great.

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  • Laura on 09/26/2013

    A real favorite of mine. So tasty just the way it is.

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  • George M. on 09/22/2013

    Familt loved it, requested more broth. I added a can of low sodium chicken broth,second and third time I made it.

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  • John H. on 11/24/2013

    Made this a while ago and tasted a little flat and "tomato-y", also I would cut back on the amount of the baby spinach leaves (6 oz. was too much for this dish for me). Probably could stand a little more salt and garlic powder to bump up the flavor. Will try again with some "tweeking" and keep you posted.

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  • cjprittrn on 04/21/2014

    My 14 year old says it is a "make again" recipe, so it has to be excellent!

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  • John H. on 11/24/2013

    Oh, I forgot to say I omitted the fennel seed as I was afraid it would add a black licorice taste to the flavor profile. I am certainly open to feedback as to what it adds taste-wise to the dish.

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