Chicken Thighs With White Beans and Tomatoes


Fresh thyme and oregano infuse this Old World dish with aroma and flavor.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 serves

At the heart of this rustic Tuscan-inspired chicken and white bean casserole is the humble cannellini bean, also known as a white kidney bean, Italian kidney bean, and northern bean. Whatever you call it, this legume packs a nutritional punch by contributing high protein and lots of fiber without overloading your dish with calories. No wonder it's been a staple of Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine for centuries.

Simple, rich in flavor, hearty, and filling—this dish starts with two cans of cannellini beans and a pint of grape tomatoes. Add fresh herbs, spices, and skin-on chicken thighs, and then let the oven create a luscious broth while the chicken roasts. Facilissimo! (That's easy-peasy in Italian.)

Consider doubling this recipe so you'll have enough left over for tomorrow's lunch. Just shred the chicken thighs and add broth for a delicious chicken-flavored white bean soup.


  • 2 15.5-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano, plus leaves for garnish

  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 3 pounds total)


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. In a 9 by 13-inch baking dish, toss the beans and tomatoes with the thyme and oregano sprigs, garlic, red pepper, 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.

  2. Pat the chicken dry and place it on top of the bean mixture, skin-side up. Rub with the remaining tablespoon of oil, and then season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.

  3. Roast until the chicken is golden and cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle with the oregano leaves.

    Chicken With White Beans and Tomatoes
    Sang An

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

624 Calories
35g Fat
22g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 624
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 168mg 56%
Sodium 808mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 51g
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 5mg 28%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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