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Roast Chicken with Fava Beans

Fresh, nutty fava beans brighten this comforting skillet dinner.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds), left at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, skin on
  • 3 pounds fava beans, shelled (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In an ovenproof skillet, rub chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper. Surround with garlic. Tie legs with twine.

  2. Step 2

    Roast, basting after 30 minutes, until a thermometer inserted into the thigh reaches 165 degrees, about 1 hour.

  3. Step 3

    Let chicken stand on a cutting board 15 minutes; reserve garlic and pan juices (skim fat).

  4. Step 4

    Cook beans in boiling salted water until bright green, 2 minutes. Plunge into an ice bath; peel skins.

  5. Step 5

    Warm wine in skillet, scraping up brown bits. Add beans, thyme, and garlic; heat through. Stir in pan juices.

Source
Whole Living, May 2012

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