Lauren’s Braised Rustic Chicken

This Braised Rustic Chicken recipe comes from Team FitNice member Lauren.  Lauren is an avid runner working hard to reach new and challenging goals at the half marathon distance who loves to cook healthy, sometimes paleo friendly meals at home.  She loves this non-paleo Braised Rustic Chicken for its simplicity and ease, in addition to how scrumptious and healthy it is.  Give this low-fat, one pot, good-for-you Braised Rustic Chicken a try the next time you need an easy clean-up weeknight meal.

Basics
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time:  45 minutes
Difficulty: 2

Ingredients
1-1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
1 lb potatoes, skin on red potatoes, removed from russet or sweet
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 Tablespoons Rustic Herb Seasoning
10 ounces green beans, fresh or frozen, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups baby kale, washed and dried (optional)

Instructions
1.  Warm olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, add chicken and seasoning.
2.  Saute chicken until no longer pink, then add potatoes and broth.
3.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes until potatoes begin to soften.
4.  Add green beans, cover and cook an additional 8 minutes until green beans are to taste.
5.  Serve over bed of kale (if desired).

Braised Rustic ChickenIf this Braised Rustic Chicken looks good to you, that’s a wonderful thing, because it is!  You can even make it paleo friendly by replacing the butter with 1-1/2 Tablespoons olive oil and being sure to use sweet potatoes, instead of red or russet.  Fire up your stove top tonight and enjoy Lauren’s delicious one pot meal tonight.

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