Super easy and quick, well balanced dish. You can do a lot with it, or keep it as is and you won't regret it. So good on a cold night. If you want a creamier sauce, omit the diced tomatoes. Use any and all vegetables you want! You can use this as a sauce to put over pasta or over rice to get a complete protein with the beans (then you can omit the meat if you want a vegetarian dish).

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir onion and garlic until the garlic turns golden brown and smells toasty, about 6 minutes. Do not let garlic burn. Pour in the cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, and carrots, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, uncover the pot, and allow the mixture to simmer until slightly thickened, 5 to 8 more minutes.

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  • Stir in the chicken and spinach, bring the mixture back to a boil, and mix in the escarole. Simmer until almost all the liquid is gone, about 10 minutes; turn off the heat, sprinkle with cheese, and cover; allow to stand for another 5 to 10 minutes to melt cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

393 calories; 15.1 g total fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 678 mg sodium. 31.7 g carbohydrates; 30.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
My grocery store does not carry Escarole. I spoke to the produce manager and he suggested romaine lettuce. So I added it at the end right before I melted the cheese on top. It was de-lish. The romaine gave it a nice crisp texture. Don't forget to add salt and pepper. it really needs it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/21/2014
The original recipe would be so blend I don't know if I would be able to eat it. None of the ingredients add to the flavor and after reading all five start reviews I noticed that everyone changed the recipe. I have added my own spice mix and made it taste like something but the original deserves one star. I am giving it two for using healthy ingredients. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
My grocery store does not carry Escarole. I spoke to the produce manager and he suggested romaine lettuce. So I added it at the end right before I melted the cheese on top. It was de-lish. The romaine gave it a nice crisp texture. Don't forget to add salt and pepper. it really needs it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
My grocery store does not carry Escarole. I spoke to the produce manager and he suggested romaine lettuce. So I added it at the end right before I melted the cheese on top. It was de-lish. The romaine gave it a nice crisp texture. Don't forget to add salt and pepper. it really needs it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2011
Very good and definitely filling! I didn't have Cannellini beans so I used a can of chickpeas. Delicious although can use some salt and pepper...Served on couscous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2011
This is terrific and wonderfully filling. Substituted diced tomatoes w/chilis in tomato juice (added a nice kick) rinsed beans and discarded liquid to reduce amount of salt plus added 1 tablespoon fresh minced rosemary. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2012
This recipe caught my eye because of the ease of preparation and the use of whole healthful ingredients. I was shopping for the ingredients when I noticed that fully cooked flavored chicken sausages are packaged in the 12 oz. portion called for in the recipe. I'm glad I made the substitution as I believe the final product would have been slightly bland with just chicken even after seasoning with salt and pepper Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2011
Pretty good. I substituted chickpeas for the cannelini and swiss chard for the escarole because its what I had on hand. I would definitely add some spice of some sort next time! Served it with rice. Healthy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2012
Super delish! My whole family loved this! I made a couple of changes like using navy beans green onions & I nixed the cheese to cut a bit of the fat. I also didn't have a lot of time to cut & prepare chicken breasts so I used a bag of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon bits. I just threw them in at the end with the escarole. I served it over plain cous cous. It was scrumptious & did not need any additional seasonings! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2012
This was good but could use a few tweaks to make it better. I'll add more seasoning next time and maybe some red wine vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
This was very good. I made as written except for the beans. I used white limas because that is all I had on hand. I had gotten some escarole and spinach in my CSA box today and so I thought I would give this a try. The only thing I would do different next time is to add more seasoning. Because there are only two of us I have left overs. We will see how well they reheat later this week. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2012
Used radicchio. Pretty good with that substitution and I like that it has such healthy ingredients. I rinsed and drained the beans so there was not enough liquid and I had to keep adding water. Next time I would keep some of the tomato juice. Needed salt and pepper and I'll try chicken sausage next time too for a little more flavor. Like this one though! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/21/2014
The original recipe would be so blend I don't know if I would be able to eat it. None of the ingredients add to the flavor and after reading all five start reviews I noticed that everyone changed the recipe. I have added my own spice mix and made it taste like something but the original deserves one star. I am giving it two for using healthy ingredients. Read More