Fasulya – Turkish White Beans with Chicken

Fasulya - Turkish White Beans with Chicken

White beans are known for being a magical and nutritious ingredient; it is not only packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and nutrients, including magnesium, folate and B6, but it can also help regulate the level of glycemy in our blood. And what is better than this sumptuous Turkish dish that no one can resist its taste. Fasulya - Turkish White Beans with Chicken is known for being one of the most popular Turkish dishes that is present on all Turkish tables and that can even be found in its restaurants and this popular dish has been adopted not only into the Arab cuisine, but also onto the international level. This recipe is usually served whether for lunch or for dinner thanks to the large array of nutrients it provides the body with. It is considered as a complete filling meal that is not to miss at all costs.
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CuisineTurkish Recipes
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Servings4 people


  • 1/2 pound Cannellini white beans, or pea beans
  • 1 piece Dry red bell pepper, (whole)
  • 1 piece medium sized white or red onion, (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 piece Carrots, finely grated
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast (cut into cubes), or chicken legs
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt, fine
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tablespoon sugar Sugar is used in this recipe to alleviate, if exists, the sour taste of the tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup black olive


  • Start by draining the white beans; then rinse it very well under cold water and set aside
  • Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a heavy saucepan; then add the finely chopped onion, the garlic, the whole dried red pepper, the grated carrots and saute your ingredients for about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Add cubed chicken to the pan, and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, the sugar and mix very well with the chicken and the other ingredients.
  • Cover your saucepan; then lower the heat and let your mixture simmer on a low heat for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Add in the beans and the water; then mix gently so that you don't risk crushing the beans.
  • Sprinkle the black pepper, the red pepper flakes and the salt.
  • Cover the saucepan, and let your ingredients cook for about 10 additional minutes over a medium heat.
  • Sprinkle the parsley on top and mix very well; then add in the black olive and mix very well.
  • Serve your delicious dish with plain rice or just with pita bread and enjoy its amazing taste!


Nutrition Information
Calories: 379.2, Fat: 5.8 g, Carbohydrates: 47.3 g, Dietary Fiber: 8 g, Protein: 33.8 g
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