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Chicken with Fresh Fava Beans, Artichokes & Almonds

Chicken with Fresh Fava Beans, Artichokes & Almonds


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh fava beans (the beans from about 18 pods), or fresh lima beans, or drained canned fava beans
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts in water, drained, squeezed dry and chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel (orange part only)
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and brown for 5 minutes per side, using tongs to turn. Remove and reserve. Add almonds roast in oil until golden and fragrant; remove and set aside with chicken. Add garlic to skillet, and sauté on medium heat until garlic turns golden.

Add fava beans, chopped artichokes, wine and orange zest. Bring to a simmer, and return chicken and almonds to pan. Simmer gently until wine's volume has reduced by about half, and chicken is cooked throughout. To serve, place a piece of chicken on each plate and top with vegetables and sauce.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving for 4 servings:

Calories 506
Fat 23g
Saturated 3g
Monounsaturated 14.2g
Polyunsaturated 4.6g
Carb 29g
Protein 39g
Cholesterol 73mg
Fiber 12g
Calcium 140mg
Magnesium 178mg
Sodium 691mg
Potassium 1060mg
Vitamin E 7.8mg*
*Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents
Courtesy of the Almond Board of California