Spicy chicken & bean stew

Spicy chicken & bean stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

This hearty, satisfying one-pot is low fat and easy on the washing up

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
366
protein
38g
carbs
30g
fat
11g
saturates
5g
fibre
9g
sugar
12g
salt
2.45g

Ingredients

  • 1¼kg chicken thighs and drumsticks (approx. weight, we used a 1.23kg mixed pack)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 250g frozen peppers, defrosted
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 420g can kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 2 x 400g cans butter beans, drained
  • 400ml hot chicken stock
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 150ml pot soured cream and crusty bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Pull the skin off the chicken and discard. Heat the oil in a large casserole dish, brown the chicken all over, then remove with a slotted spoon. Tip in the onions, garlic and chillies, then fry for 5 mins until starting to soften and turn golden.
  2. Add the peppers, tomatoes, beans and hot stock. Put the chicken back on top, half-cover with a pan lid and cook for 50 mins, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  3. Stir through the coriander and serve with soured cream and crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2011

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linnie13's picture

A very satisfying and warming dish for a cold winters day. I added 100g of sliced chorizo when frying the chicken plus some dried chilli flakes and a good teaspoon of smoked paprika when frying the onions.
A lovely easy dish to make that gets a lot of compliments.
This will become a firm family favourite and a useful one when entertaining.

judgejules78's picture
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I did this in oven just left for approx 1 hour on gas 5, I covered with foil to keep moist.

judgejules78's picture
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Beautiful flavours and filling, loads left over could blend into soup. I didn't add all chilli, halved it and also halved stock, perfect!
Served with sour cream!

judgejules78's picture
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Beautiful flavours and filling, loads left over could blend into soup. I didn't add all chilli, halved it and also halved stock, perfect!
Served with sour cream!

francesgoodfood's picture

Hi - Some people seemed to have put this in the oven. I have a good casserole dish so thought I might do the same, but wondered how long for and what temperature I should cook it at, could anyone who's tried it offer a suggesting? thanks

snoopybum's picture
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Nice easy recipe and quick to prepare!
I added a few mushrooms and used mixed beans instead of butter beans. It went down very well.

amye_123's picture
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Very tasty mid week meal, similar to a chilli. My husband thought it was 3 out of 5 but there wasn't much left on his plate!! Recommend to at least try this once.

annahorvath's picture
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Made with rabbit and was a complete success though I also changed a couple of things. Didn't have beans in cilli sauce, so I began it like a chilli, also I used peppers fresh from the garden. But we liked it, and it's easy to make and can be frozen.

rmvanderspek's picture
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Excellent meal, although I changed the beans for carrots and potatoes.

l33ndr's picture

Just set this going in my tagine; it smells fab already. I've added less stock because it's in a tagine and I've also removed the chillies but added lightly fried chorizo to give it a smoky flavour and to make it more family friendly. Will pepper at the end and add pinch of paprika depending. Looks good comfort food.

psamiad1's picture
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Cheap, wholesome, filling, tasty and easy. Quite a impressive combination!! I added 5 garlic cloves and 3 chillies (1 red and 2 green) seeds included so it was hot. Plus I cooked it in the oven. The sour cream and crusty bread worked perfectly on the side. Will do again and again!

psamiad1's picture
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Cheap, wholesome, filling, tasty and easy. Quite a impressive combination!! I added 5 garlic cloves and 3 chillies (1 red and 2 green) seeds included so it was hot. Plus I cooked it in the oven. The sour cream and crusty bread worked perfectly on the side. Will do again and again!

thecherub's picture
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Used diced chicken breast as per some previous comments which reduced the cooking time on the hob and I added much less stock. Served it with rice which went well. Would definately do again.

nugsy3012's picture
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This was very yummy! As always I didn't quite have the exact ingredients to hand but my substitutes worked well. I only had 500g of chicken, so I added some leftover bacon that was in the fridge. I had no kidney beans so used 1 x butter beans and 1 x Cannellini beans. No coriander so added parsley at the end. Chilli flakes instead of chillis were fine and as suggested above, paprika adds some very good flavour. This thickened up well for me and we got 4 servings out of it. Not bad!!

graceage's picture
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Made this stew for my Husband and I (so halved the recipe). Absolutely delicious Mexican inspired chicken stew. Delicious with couscous. Very healthy and filling. My daughter (20 months) and I just had the leftovers as a soup (all the chicken had gone) with some chunky bread to dip in. Will become a favourite in our house.

Lola_balola's picture
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I made this with chicken breast rather than thighs and thought it was really tasty but not amazing. It was very watery even though I reduced the volume of stock added. I would make it again and probably add less stock, add more chilli/paprika and cook in the oven. I served with sour cream which complemented the dish well. Also, didn't need to serve with any other carby accompaniment as it was very filling on its own.

mmcdonald's picture
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I made this with 3 chicken breasts cut into large chunks and reduced the cooking time on the hob to 20 minutes with the lid off to thicken the sauce however still needed to add some cornflour at the end. I didn't de-seed the chillies to give it an extra bite but still needed to added a teaspoon of crushed chillies to spice it up a bit. Also used 3 cloves of garlic. I also added mushrooms to up the veg content. Made a very generous portion for 4. Thoroughly enjoyed this and will add it to my binder.

katanadv20's picture

Just made this today and I'm here to say that its brilliant and very tasty - and healthy! The only change I made was to add an extra can of kidney beans. Its made a massive amount that will easily last me for the next 4 days if not the week.

Perfect dude-friendly food with no messin' about! Once its all in the pot set the timer on your cellphone and go watch TV, play games etc. Highly recommend!

katbebbington's picture
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Great warming winter dish. I added some split red lentils along with the stock to give it a protein-boost, and whacked in smokey paprika for an extra kick.

misstressmoo's picture
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Very tasty and simple to cook. Added more chilli but apart from that a great mid week dinner.

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