Ingredients For Protein Packed Chicken.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped into small bite-size pieces.
3 shallots, diced
4 celery ribs, chopped
3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cups of water
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken bone broth
1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained.
1 jar (14 1/2 ounces) diced or crushed tomatoes, with juice.
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 cup frozen green peas
1 medium zucchini, diced
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Freshly chopped parsley, to garnish.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROTEIN PACKED CHICKEN.
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, add in chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook, stirring occasionally until golden.
Remove chicken from the pot and set it aside on a plate.
In the same pot, add in shallots, celery, carrots, bell pepper and garlic, sauté for about 3-4 minutes, then add the chicken.
Stir in your broth, water, beans, tomatoes, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove the lid and stir in the peas and zucchini, continue to simmer for no more than 5 minutes, or just until zucchini is tender.
Taste Test and adjust salt and pepper (optional)
Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy your protein packed chicken.