Andrea's wine pick: The earthy beans and cheesy pitas need the balance of a rustic red, like the spicy Sierra Cantabria Crianza Rioja from Spain ($16.75).Just one serving of this stew and you've nearly met your daily requirement of protein and fiber. Beans and chicken are protein-packed, and help keep you full.

Susie Ott; Wine pairings by Andrea Immer Robinson


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until softened, stirring. Add garlic and thyme; cook 1 minute, stirring. Add beans, water, tomatoes, and broth. Increase heat to high until stew begins to bubble. Reduce heat; let simmer 5 minutes, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon. Add more water, if needed.

  • Add spinach, stirring until wilted. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

447 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; protein 40g; carbohydrates 56g; fiber 12g; cholesterol 60mg; iron 8mg; sodium 356mg; calcium 200mg.