Chicken and Tomato Stew with Arugula and Cannellini Recipe -
Chicken and Tomato Stew with Arugula and Cannellini Recipe
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Chicken and Tomato Stew with Arugula and Cannellini

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"A hearty tomato and white wine-based stew for cold winter nights. For lovers of the peppery arugula plant!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of sherry vinegar, 1 tablespoon of white wine, 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Add the chicken cubes, and stir to coat. Set aside to marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a Dutch oven or deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan, and set aside.
  4. Pour in the remaining olive oil, and add the garlic. Cook and stir until fragrant. Mix in 1 cup of white wine, 1 tablespoon of sherry vinegar, tomatoes, and cannellini beans. Stir in the chicken, and reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the pasta, basil, arugula, and red pepper flakes. Cover, and turn off heat. Let sit until the arugula and basil have wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into serving bowls, and top with Romano cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 28, 2005

This is very flavorful. I added a chopped shallot with the garlic, cooked the pasta in bouillon and added a little chicken broth. We ate the whole thing in one night! Excellent, one of our favorite recipes. Thank you!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 27, 2005

Easy to make and obviously low fat. But I really didn't care too much for it. The only change I made was using Dandelion greens instead of Arugula because my market didn't have any. Seemed to make much more than 4 servings.


16 Ratings

Feb 21, 2005

Very good! I used navy beans instead of cannellini beans and they worked very well.

Feb 14, 2011

This js a great recipe and I customized it to be VEGAN. I did make modifications simply because of what I had on hand. Firstly, I had a creamy roasted red/yellow/orange peppper sauce that needed to be used. So, I added a can of diced tomatoes to that, along with half a yellow onion, roasted garlic and garlic salt, marsala wine, arugula and Italian parsley and vegan rice macaroni. Whether you eat meat or not, this is a great recipe that is easily adaptable to all tastes. The fresh arugula and Italian parsley really made the difference!

Dec 10, 2006

Very good and easy to make. The leftovers are great the next day tossed over baby Arugula for a cold pasta salad.

Feb 08, 2010

This actually turned out to be a pretty tasty dish. Like many of the other reviewers, I tend to doctor recipes (1. because I do not always have what's called for and 2. just because I can.) The meat marinade I used was about 1/4 cup of lemon juice for a double batch (1 medium lemon, juiced). My sherry was wine, so I chose to use the sherry and red wine vinegar. I doubled the red pepper flakes. I used about 4 cloves of garlic, because more really is better, and then omitted the wine from the sauce mixture. I chose to use chicken broth and again the red wine vinegar in place of the sherry. My only bean option was small white beans, and the basil was limited to some frozen cubes of basil. Fresh may have been a bit more flavorful, but it worked out great. I simmered the liquids and the basil, tomatoes and beans for about 10-15 minutes to cook off some of the liquid. Just for good measure, I included 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp thyme, and 1 tsp red pepper flakes, salt and fresh ground pepper in the simmer. It did taste a bit spicy, but was perfect once everything came together. I did not have arugula on hand, so spinach took its place. It was a great combination, very tasty, a little bit of spice and overall a great weeknight meal that came together fairly quickly.

Jan 12, 2010

We didn't like this. My husband ate 2 bowls after we doctored it up but it was still just not something we liked. The flavor he couldn't quite put his finger on that he didn't like was the white wine. Same for me, only I knew what it was that I didn't like. It was bland and sour at the same time. I won't try this again as I almost never have arugula on hand, but thanks for the recipe--always learning something new!

Apr 17, 2009

This was delicious and will become a regular of mine. My boyfriend and I both enjoyed it. I love one pot dishes that are so satisfying. I did change a few things. Cooked pasta in boullion like a reviewer suggested, substituted 1/4 cup olive oil for 1 tablespoon and remainder chicken broth (lower calorie), used spinach instead of arugula (what I had on hand), and added capers because we love them!


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  • Calories
  • 507 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 6.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 573 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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