Easy Lima Beans


This easy lima bean recipe features baby lima beans steamed in chicken broth. It's a tasty side dish that's low in fat.

Easy Lime Beans
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • cooking spray

  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen baby lima beans

  • 1/4 cup water, or as needed to cover


  1. Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add onion to the hot pan and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil.

  2. Add lima beans and enough water just to cover. Return to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until beans are tender, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
16g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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