Friday, March 12, 2010

Recipe of The Week

We all know that beans are super good for us, but they are also super delicious and versatile. Here is another great recipe from Bush's.

BUSH'S® Slow Cooker Chicken Orzo and Garbanzo Beans

Serves: 6
Hands-OnTime: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 4 Hours
Total Time: 4 Hours 15 Minutes

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved (4 to 6), cut into 12 pieces total
1 (16 ounce) can BUSH’S® Garbanzo Beans
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 diced medium onion (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pitted Kalamata olives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
12 ounces dried orzo pasta
6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

1 Add the chicken, beans, tomato sauce, onion, olives, oregano, garlic and pepper to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low until the chicken is cooked through and the flavors are all melded, about 4 hours.
2 Cook the orzo pasta according to the directions on the package.
3 Serve over cooked orzo pasta and top each serving with a tablespoon of feta cheese. Garnish with a sprig of fresh oregano as desired.

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Nutrition Info (per serving)
Calories 523 (16% from fat) Fat 9.3g Carbohydrate 63.6g Protein 45.5g

Bean Fact
Beans are a naturally low-fat, cholesterol-free source of protein.

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