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Fava Beans Over Chicken

All fava beans have to be shelled. Unless they're extremely small, the individual beans will have an outer skin that needs to be removed as well.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2011


  • 1 sliced leek
  • Butter
  • 1 cup blanched, peeled fava beans
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Poached chicken


  1. Saute leek in butter. Add fava beans and chicken stock. Simmer for 1 minute. Stir in heavy cream. Simmer for 2 minutes. Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Serve on chicken.

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