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This dish is packed in protein, it’s important that you consume protein in your diet. Chicken with Fava beans and Rice is help you maintain and lose weight, support your muscles and bones, and suitable for pregnant woman.

Chicken Fava beans with Rice is not only delicious, but easy to make, and has many medicinal benefits.

 

Health Benefits of Fava beans

Fava bean is loaded with protein, fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

One cup of fava beans contains approx:

–  12g of protein

– 8.5g fiber

– 42% of folate

– 36% of manganese

– 23% of copper

– 21% phosphorus

– 14% of iron

– 13% potassium

– 10% zinc

– 6% of vitamin K

In addition to, fava beans contains riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, selenium, and niacin.

 

Benefits of Fava Beans

 

1- For Heart Health. Fava beans can helps to reduce the risk of LDL (bad cholesterol) in the blood, and thus prevent heart attacks and stroke, as well as, fava beans can helps counter pressing effects of sodium on heart and also blood pressure.

 

2- Can reduce risk of Birth Defects. Fava beans contain a good amount of folate along vitamin B12 is one of the essential compounds of DNA and cell division. Enough intake of folate in your diet is an important for pregnant women many help prevent birth defects.

3- Regulate Blood Sugar. Fava beans contain a great source of fiber that works to control blood sugar levels, and thus is a healthy meal for diabetics.

 

Other Benefits of Fava Beans

  • Rich in Iron and reduce anemia
  • Helps strengthen bones
  • Build muscles and reduce osteoporosis
  • Prevent kidney stones

 

Note: Before cooking rinse well fava beans under cold water, drain, then removed the pods, and peel the white skin from fava beans.

 

Best Chicken with Fava Beans and Rice Recipe

Yield: 4 Persons

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Level: Easy

 

Ingredients

300g chicken breasts, cut into small cubed

200g of fresh fava beans

1 1/2 cup basmati rice

3 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup parsley, or coriander, chopped

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup of pistachio or hazelnut, crushed

1 onion, chopped

Vegetable oil

Salt and pepper

 

Method

 

1- Soak the rice in warm water.

2- In a sauce pan, fry the pistachio or hazelnut for 2 minutes. Remove and sit aside.

3- In same saucepan, heat olive and sauté onion, then chicken until brown.

4- Add the fava beans, rice, chicken broth, salt, cinnamon, and pepper. Bring it to a boil, cover the pan.

5- Cook for 15 minutes or until chicken, rice and fava beans well cooked.

6- Sprinkle parsley over.

7- To serve put the chicken fava beans with rice in the plate and garnish it with the pistachio nuts.

 

Nutrition Facts Chicken with Fava Beans and Rice Recipe

 

Serving Size: 1 serving

Calories                            350

Cholesterol                         22.mg

Protein                                28.8g

Fats                                     14.4g

Carbohydrates                     37.4g

Potassium                          643.8mg

Vitamin C                          55.3%

Vitamin A                          10.8%

Vitamin E                           12.6%

Vitamin B-6                       16.8%

Iron                                     11.6%

Folate                                  49.6%

Riboflavin                           22.2%

Copper                                27.1%

 

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