Mondays are what I like to call Marathon Mondays around here. It’s usually the day where I get the house back in order from the weekend, catch up on laundry that I didn’t do over the weekend, grocery shop, do a full homeschool day, work a few hours, get dinner on the table, shove food down our throats and drive my daughter to ballet lessons. It’s not my favorite day of the week. I’m usually still on lazy weekend schedule and it feels like I get catapulted into lightening speed without warning. I’m sure you have days like that. Maybe yours is every day of the week. God bless you.
Mondays absolutely require a meal I don’t have to think much about and come together very quickly. This Tuscan chicken was born out of a need for more dinners with very little prep and very little clean up. Only one dish, a cutting board and a knife is about all I can handle washing on Marathon Monday. Even that is pushing it. I just can’t even.
I may or may not have locked myself in the bedroom with chocolate chip cookies after returning home from ballet tonight. I was just mom’d out for the day. Shhh. Mama needs some silence.
Oh wait. You came here for the one dish Tuscan chicken and not my mom coping mechanisms, right? Ah yes, this one dish Tuscan chicken is a winner for sure. Everyone happily ate it at our house. It’s a good thing too, because I fear that I would not have taken the criticism and whining well tonight. Someone may have lost a finger or something.
We did not have any other side dish, although I’m sure this would be fantastic over pasta or alongside a salad. I will probably chop up the remaining two thighs and “sauce” and mix it with pasta for leftovers for another quick and easy meal.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1½ cups strained tomatoes, diced tomatoes, or any tomato product
- 1½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp dried granulated garlic, or 3 cloves minced or pressed
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ tsp thyme
- 4 large stalks swiss chard, chopped
- 1.5 cups cooked cannelini beans, canned or cooked dry beans. If using canned, drain and rinse beans.
- 1 small onion, cut in ⅛ths
- olive oil
- Pour ½ cup tomato product in bottom of 9x13 baking dish or large rimmed sheet pan.
- Add swiss chard, remainder of tomato product, beans, and onions.
- Nestle chicken thighs on top.
- Drizzle olive oil over entire dish and sprinkle all of seasonings over entire dish.
- Bake at 425 uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.