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Crispy chicken with pancetta & butter beans

Crispy chicken with pancetta & butter beans

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 6
Crisp chicken, flavoursome pancetta and soft butter beans combine to make a mouth-watering one-pot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories701
  • fat39g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre7g
  • protein55g
  • salt2.82g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 6 chicken leg
  • 200g pack cubetti di pancetta

    Pancetta

    pan-chet-ah

    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 4 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 rosemary sprigs, leaves finely chopped, plus one extra whole sprig

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 250g red wine
  • 250g chicken stock
  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans cherry tomatoes
  • 3 x 400g/14oz cans butter bean
  • 2 tbsp sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1 bay leaf

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Heat the oil in a large roasting tin, then brown the chicken legs in batches until golden and crisp. Remove from the tin and set aside.

  2. Sizzle the pancetta cubes in the same tin. When they’re just beginning to brown, add the onion, garlic and rosemary. Fry for a few mins, stirring, then pour in the wine and stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins until the onion wedges are starting to soften and the liquid has reduced. Tip in the cherry tomatoes, beans, sugar, bay leaf, remaining rosemary sprig and seasoning. Give everything a good stir, then bring back to a simmer.

  3. Sit the chicken legs on top of the bean mixture and pour over any extra juices from the chicken. Bake for 40-45 mins until the chicken is cooked and crisp, the sauce is bubbling and the onions are soft.

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Comments (33)

bethanygrotto's picture

I can't rate this for some reason but made it last night for a family dinner with chicken thighs as I don't like legs. We loved it. I used a lot more garlic and white wine rather than red as we don't drink red wine but it was delicious. It would work with chicken breast, preferably on the bone as well. I don't think it needs mash as it is very substantial with all the beans.

lizleicester's picture
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Followed the recipe except for using 1 x can of chopped tomatoes and 400g fresh cherry tomatoes. Served it outside with lots of side salads. Delicious.

sarahjbayley's picture
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Easy to make and really yummy.

suzannecalder's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I actually had roasted a whole chicken already so used the legs for this dish - the chicken was so soft as it had been cooked already, and the skin was twice as crispy!

Li-May's picture
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So so so delicious !

pmr747's picture
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Delicious. Went down a treat! Really simple to cook and smelt lovely when people arrived for dinner. Really did need that large oven tray as there's loads and would probably just use chicken breasts next time.

oliversarmy's picture
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It was divine! Made a few changes or should I say additions......like 3/4 bottle of beautiful red and chestnut mushrooms, lots more garlic....and in the last 5 mins put in some fine green beans ! Severed with a v creamy mash. Feeling good ! Really gonna help my nasty cold.....Hubby n Kiddies loved it too ! Total Winner of a dish ! When they said Big roasting tray.......I used my BIG one....and used thighs, 9 large.....covered the whole pan ! Lots left for tea and freezing some too ! ENJOY !!

noggin49's picture
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I love this website for tapping the main ingrediants you have to use and up something delicious appears. I had skinless breast of chicken (free range) and pancetta as the recipe search, and luckily everything else needed for this recipe. Of course it was not crispy chicken more like a coq au vin but plenty tasty anyway. I would use a thickener to make the juices a bit more hearty in the future. but would make again following suggestions from others,

Linnyma's picture
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Easy and very, very tasty. 3 tins of beans looks a lot but I think you need that many. Mash or bread required to soak up the yummy sauce. I have frozen the portions we didn't eat. I might try a different cut of chicken next time (and there will be a next time) as I am not that keen on legs.

Linnyma's picture
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Easy and very, very tasty. 3 tins of beans looks a lot but I think you need that many. Mash or bread required to soak up the yummy sauce. I have frozen the portions we didn't eat. I might try a different cut of chicken next time (and there will be a next time) as I am not that keen on legs.

jbinfrance's picture
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Great recipe, so tasty!
I used fresh cherry tomatos as I have a glut of them in the garden, finely sliced the garlic instead of crushing it and boiled my own beans which were soaked overnight last night. Needed to use them up as Idon't know how long I have had them in my store!
Did all the pre cooking in my large non stick frying pan then transfered it to the baking tin for the oven bit.
Will definately make again with some fresh french stick to mop up

yumyum280763's picture
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Made this for a dinner party and its so easy! I used chicken breasts on the bone and sitting on the sauce made them very moist. I would however say if you don't want any sauce over 2 tins of butter beans is plenty to go with the rest of the ingredients.

nbryan's picture
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cheap, v. tasty and rather impressive - in my top 10 of entertaining meals!

cazlajeunesse's picture
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Sauce was rather liquid, benefits from reduction on the hob prior to putting in the oven

wisedog's picture

have made this a few times now for dinner parties always goes down a treat. easy and extremely tasty.

lellyb's picture

This is a great dinner party dish and is impressive despite being easy to make. Made two batches for a dinner party for ten and there were lots of appreciative noises around the table. For a dinner party I prepared everything up to the stage of putting it in the oven. The day of the dinner party all I had to do was then pop in the overn. Served with creamy mash and a big pile of green beans. Had the leftovers the next day with rice - goes really well with the rice as well.

roccagorgeous's picture
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very good recipe used at a dinner party last night and everyone enjoyed, did use skinless chicken breast though and griddled them for a minute or two to give a little colour, good base stock sure you could add any thing you wanted and it would still be tasty, may try with chorizo and chickpeas next time.

whizzkid21150's picture
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Excellent, tasty, simple recipe, and easily adaptable. Used a tin of chopped tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, and made use of some banana shallots instead of red onions. Will definitely make it again.

serendipitymel's picture
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Forgot to mention - have also made an 'alcohol-free' version of this by replacing the wine with more stock and lashings of Worcestershire sauce - still tastes great!

serendipitymel's picture
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Brilliant recipe! I've made this as above and also using fresh cherry toms and passata and a variety of bean including fresh green beans for colour. Also have made it adding beluga lentils which just soak up all the lovely flavour. This dish has turned out wonderful everytime - a real winner!

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