We always have a hard time incorporating legumes into our meals. By altering an old-time favorite, I came up with a legume-rich and delicious dish. It was a huge hit with the family.

Jana
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the lima beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.

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  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Drain the soaked lima beans and cook according to package directions.

  • Blend the cooked lima beans and milk together in a blender until smooth; season with salt. Set aside.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the onion in the hot oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and cook until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes more. Stir the zucchini, tomato, cumin, and cayenne pepper into the chicken; cook until the vegetables are slightly tender, about 7 minutes more. Spread the mixture into the bottom of an 11x7-inch baking dish; pour the lima bean mixture over the chicken and vegetables in a single, smooth layer. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned and crisp, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

707 calories; 17.7 g total fat; 93 mg cholesterol; 347 mg sodium. 78.4 g carbohydrates; 60 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
This recipe is very good however the Lima Beans are bland and Mozzarella cheese is too. We really enjoyed the chicken layer. The next time I make it I will try and stronger tasting cheese. If anyone has come up with a better idea I'd love to hear it too. I'm suprised at the number of Calories listed in this recipe. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
This recipe is very good however the Lima Beans are bland and Mozzarella cheese is too. We really enjoyed the chicken layer. The next time I make it I will try and stronger tasting cheese. If anyone has come up with a better idea I'd love to hear it too. I'm suprised at the number of Calories listed in this recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
This recipe is very good however the Lima Beans are bland and Mozzarella cheese is too. We really enjoyed the chicken layer. The next time I make it I will try and stronger tasting cheese. If anyone has come up with a better idea I'd love to hear it too. I'm suprised at the number of Calories listed in this recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
When pureeing the lima beans I added 1 tsp. cumin salt to taste dash cayenne pepper about 3 tbs. of olive oil and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. I also added 1 cup cooked cauliflower to increase the quantity. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2016
A real favorite in my house Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2016
I loved the idea of this recipe but I took a lot of liberties based on what ingredients I had available. It worked well with 2 cans of garbanzo beans for the topping! Read More