Spanish beans with chicken & chorizo

Spanish beans with chicken & chorizo

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins Plus soaking

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This dish is great for a casual get-together, just plonk it on the table with a big salad and bread and it's done

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
803
protein
55g
carbs
60g
fat
40g
saturates
13g
fibre
2g
sugar
4g
salt
1.35g

Ingredients

  • 300g dried pinto or cannellini beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • thyme sprigs, bay leaves and bunch of parsley, tied together in a bundle
  • 4 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 250g small potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 250g piece chorizo, chopped into large chunks
  • 100g pack baby spinach

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Method

  1. Soak the beans for at least 4 hrs or overnight in a large bowl with plenty of water to cover. Next day, rinse and drain, then put in a large heavy based pan with the onion, paprika, herb bundle and chicken. Pour over enough water or stock to cover, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45 mins.
  2. Remove the chicken to a plate, then add the potatoes and chorizo to the pan. Continue cooking for 30 mins until the beans and potatoes are tender.
  3. Discard the skin and bones from the chicken and tear into large chunks. Return the chicken to the pan with the spinach and simmer for 5 mins.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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ericgrant's picture

After living for ten years in Spain I got latched on to the wonderful flavours of the spanish cuisine, particulary on their soups and stews, so I couldn't wait to try this one from the BBC.
Result ? - Fantastic flavour and very authentic when compared with similar dishes in Spain. The only thing I altered was that I changed the cannnellini beans for ordinary Butter beans, because they are bigger and sp you feel you are getting more. It didn't make me feel guilty in doing this as the cannellini beans are not Spanish either, but Italian. Nevertheless, full marks for a truly satisfying dish.
Dick from Whittington

evalanduyt's picture
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Simply delicious!!!!!

anneli_hegarty's picture
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Have made this once already - delicious - making again for friends tomorrow night.

bean_mother's picture
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Delicious. Used tinned cannellini beans and didn't have any thyme. I sautéd the ingredients then added the paprika to infuse the flavour a little more before adding the water. We loved this and will definitely do again. Yum!

lovely500's picture
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I've used peas instead of spinach, which was nice. With smoked paprika, it is delicous!

bethocallaghan's picture
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Very nice. Used a pack of legs and thighs as they came mixed.

sueknapp's picture

Didn't know which paprika to use and opted for hot, thought I'd ruined it but I made it yesterday for tonight and it was a lot less hot today than yesterday, so try it with sweet paprika it you don't like too hot food.
Clean bowls all round, it was delicious and would do again.
Used Sainsburys tinned beans, just drained and rinsed them and then used Knorr 'Touch of Taste' Chicken as stock, it was much quicker.
A great meal!

susypig's picture
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Delicious and wholesome. Will definitely make again.

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