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Baked Chicken and White Beans

Easy one pan dinner, chicken with white beans, bacon and onion. Stewed tomatoes add a little sweetness and fresh rosemary, if you have some on hand, boosts the flavor even more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Kelly


  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (can use up to 6 smaller thighs)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary (optional)
  • 1 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 15.5 oz cans of small white beans, drained and rinsed


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Cook bacon in a large, heavy ovenproof skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Keep fat in the skillet.
  • Pat chicken thighs dry and season with salt and pepper. Brown chicken, skin side down, in bacon drippings over med-high heat, turning once, about 4 minutes a side. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Reserve 3 tablespoons of fat in the skillet and reduce heat to moderate. Add onions, season with salt and cook, stirring to scrape up any brown bits. Deglaze with a bit of white wine to get up all the bits. Cook until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Add the chopped rosemary and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and juice to the onions and simmer for a few minutes, breaking up the tomatoes with the spoon. Stir in the bacon and beans and bring back to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Nestle the chicken, skin side up, into the beans. Bake, uncovered, until chicken is cooked through, about 30-40 minutes. Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.


I like cannellini beans, but you can use any white bean. Serve with crusty bread to soak up all the juice!


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 1172mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 6mg