Hunter's Chicken With Creamy Polenta

Hunter's Chicken With Creamy Polenta Image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Hunter's Chicken With Creamy Polenta Image

This savoury saucy chicken dish is perfect for a cold winter's night. Chicken thighs and beans are a great way to bump up the protein, and polenta makes for an inexpensive side dish.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 lb/675 g), cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 8 oz button mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 cup bottled strained tomatoes (passata)
  • 1 can white kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Creamy Polenta:
  • 1 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter cubed

Method

In large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, about 8 minutes. Transfer to plate.

In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

Stir in broth, strained tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt, and chicken and any accumulated juices; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Creamy Polenta: Meanwhile, in large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to boil. Whisk in cornmeal, salt and pepper; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often, until thick enough to mound on spoon, about 10 minutes. Stir in butter.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 13 g
  • Sodium 961 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 46 g
  • Calories 708.0
  • Total fat 26 g
  • Potassium 1104 mg
  • Cholesterol 172 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 72 g

%RDI

  • Iron 44.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 65.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 18.0
  • Vitamin C 23.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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