Really…15 Minutes

So we’re welcoming wellness into our lives over here at TheLoDown (in fact, the entire focus of the site is changing to focus on health) and with that comes a delicious, easy, and quick weekday lunch recipe that I literally made in 15 minutes.

I’m a huge fan of a tomato stew, especially with white beans, and some kind of protein.  Typically I like to roast a dish like this (imagine a whole chicken cut in half, browning nicely with delicious tomatoes and things all around slowly soaking up flavor) but I wanted to see just how quickly I could mimic one of my faves with the ingredients I had on hand.

Here’s what you need: a protein (I chose thin chicken breasts for speedy cooking), crushed tomatoes, fresh basil and thyme, a bit of onion or shallot, and some beans.  Oh, and a little S&P (salt and PEPPA), obvs.

Brown up your shallots, brown up your chicken quickly, add the rest of the stuff and simmer for 15 minutes.  That’s it.  Delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free, and QUICK.

Here’s the full recipe:


15 Minute Chicken, Tomato, and White Bean Stew

1. 1 Shallot, sliced in thin rounds

2. 1 tablespoon ghee

3. 2 thinly sliced chicken breasts

4. Salt and Pepper to season

5. 1 can crushed tomatoes

6. 1/2 can white beans

7. 10-12 fresh basil leaves

8. 10 sprigs of thyme leaves

9. 4-5 cherry tomatoes

1. In a medium sauce pan heat ghee and quickly brown shallots.

2. In the same pan add your seasoned chicken breasts and brown on both sides quickly at a high heat.

3. Lower heat and add crushed tomatoes, white beans, cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, thyme leaves, salt and pepper.

4. Let simmer (don’t boil) for 15 minutes. Then enjoy!