Chicken Cannellini Bean Skillet

This chicken cannellini bean skillet is the perfect cozy winter meal you crave. Delicious white beans cooked with cubed sausage, onions and rosemary and topped with super crispy chicken thighs. This dish is hearty, delicious and full of flavor!

This chicken cannellini bean skillet is the perfect cozy winter meal you crave. Delicious white beans cooked with cubed sausage, onions and rosemary and topped with super crispy chicken thighs. This dish is hearty, delicious and full of flavor!

If you don’t know this already I have MAD love for chicken thighs. I think chicken breast is all fine and well but they don’t have anything on chicken thighs. They are juicy, full of flavor and really forgiving. That means if you’re guilty of overcooking your chicken you’ll still be rewarded with juicy chicken instead of dried little hockey pucks. Well, assuming you don’t overcook them toooooooo much. If you cook it till it’s black you’ll only be rewarded with charred sad chicken.

Never cook your chicken till it’s black. Sadness.

This chicken cannellini bean skillet is the perfect cozy winter meal you crave. Delicious white beans cooked with cubed sausage, onions and rosemary and topped with super crispy chicken thighs. This dish is hearty, delicious and full of flavor!

Now, this skillet is straight up comfort food to me. The whole meal is made in the same skillet so it cuts down on all that pesky cleanup work and it’s packed full of delicious hearty flavor. It’s the perfect balance of garlic, rosemary, crispy chicken and creamy white beans.

This chicken cannellini bean skillet is the perfect cozy winter meal you crave. Delicious white beans cooked with cubed sausage, onions and rosemary and topped with super crispy chicken thighs. This dish is hearty, delicious and full of flavor!

I was lucky enough to find a delicious dried sopressata sausage in my deli but if you can’t find that exact sausage you can use just about any hard sausage you can find. I tried this with dried chorizo and it was awesome! Then again anything made with chorizo is awesome – am I right?

PLUS can we talk about that awesome crispy skin I got on these babies? When I get crispy skin like that the first thing I do is peel it off and eat it up like a crispy potato chip. Perfection.

Oh and this skillet meal is ready in UNDER an hour! That makes this chicken cannellini bean skillet perfect for the crazy weeknight rush!

This chicken cannellini bean skillet is the perfect cozy winter meal you crave. Delicious white beans cooked with cubed sausage, onions and rosemary and topped with super crispy chicken thighs. This dish is hearty, delicious and full of flavor!

Looking for more delicious chicken dishes? Try my Crispy Pan Roasted Chicken ThighsCilantro Lime Chicken ThighsCast Iron ChickenChimichurri Crispy ChickenSheet Pan Chicken and Potato DinnerMaple Ginger Chicken ThighsCitrus Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs, Chicken Andouille Potato Bake or my Creamy Chicken Bacon and Mushrooms

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Chicken Cannellini Bean Skillet

This chicken cannellini bean skillet is the perfect cozy winter meal you crave. Delicious white beans cooked with cubed sausage, onions and rosemary and topped with super crispy chicken thighs. This dish is hearty, delicious and full of flavor!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
  • 8 ounces dried sopressata sausage, cubed
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lay out chicken and season both sides with desired amount of kosher salt and black pepper, set aside.

In an oven safe skillet (I used my cast iron) add olive oil and set over medium-high heat.
Once the oil is hot add the chicken to the skillet, skin-side down, and cook for about 10 minutes or until the chicken looks golden and crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

If the skillet doesn't have any oil left add 1 tablespoon. Once the oil is hot add in the yellow and saute until soft and translucent. Add in the garlic, rosemary and cubed sausage and saute just until the garlic is fragrant.

Pour in the chicken stock, stir the bean mixture and place the chicken on top of the beans.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.

*Note: You can also use dried chorizo if you can't find dried sopressata. Or any other hard dried (pre-cooked) sausage would work.

15 Responses to “Chicken Cannellini Bean Skillet”

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    Nikki @ Nik Snacks — January 3, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Oooh,,I love this! Your chicken thighs are all golden and perfect. I’ve recently added sopressata to my charcuterie boards and I’ve not looked back. Good call!

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    The Food Hunter — January 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I love everything about this recipe. Will be making it soon for the family

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    Alyssa Brantley | EverydayMaven — January 3, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I am with you – I prefer the thighs as well! Great recipe 🙂

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    Tori//Gringalicious.com — January 3, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I am so in! This looks and sounds like the perfect cozy dinner for me to try this week!

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    Sabrina — January 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Chicken thighs and smoked meat in a skillet together sounds AMAZING right now! And totally gorgeous by the way!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — January 3, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    You are the queen of chicken thigh recipes. I concur that they are the best part of the bird. What a hearty skillet meal!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — January 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    I also love cooking with chicken thighs! Love that I can make this in under an hour 🙂

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    Katerina @ Diethood — January 3, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    That looks and sounds glorious! Dried sopressata sausage is always a winner. Chicken, too!! 😉

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    cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling — January 4, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Yum! The flavor is oozing out of this dish!

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    Dee — January 4, 2017 at 2:45 am

    I’m not usually a fan of chicken thighs, but you’ve won me over with this gorgeous dish — Yum!

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    Amanda|The Kitcheneer — January 4, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I agree! Chicken breasts aint got nothing on chicken thighs! This looks SO dreamy! I want to dig in right away!

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    Lauren — January 4, 2017 at 10:14 am

    That chicken looks amazing!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — January 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I love chicken thighs, too – but oh my gosh, the beans and sausage sound like such an awesome flavor combo!

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    Teri — January 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Made this today for our after church supper. It was a huge hit with the whole family! Comes together quickly with pantry staples.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 16th, 2017 @ 10:16 pm

      Hi Teri! I’m so glad you enjoyed the chicken! Thank you for letting me know 🙂

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