Chicken & white bean stew

Chicken & white bean stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This flavoursome, low-fat casserole freezes really well, so why not make double and freeze half for next time

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
291
protein
30g
carbs
24g
fat
9g
saturates
2g
fibre
11g
sugar
9g
salt
0.66g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 400g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, finely chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 thyme sprigs or ½ tsp dried
  • 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
  • 600ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 x 400g / 14oz cans haricot beans, drained
  • chopped parsley, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the chicken, then fry until lightly browned. Add the veg, then fry for a few mins more. Stir in the herbs and stock. Bring to the boil. Stir well, reduce the heat, then cover and cook for 40 mins, until the chicken is tender.
  2. Stir the beans into the pan, then simmer for 5 mins. Stir in the parsley and serve with crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

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foxliketheanimal's picture

Very disappointing! Reading the list of ingredients, I worried that this might be bland. However, given the large number of positive reviews, I thought I'd give it the benefit of the doubt. I used Knorr stockpot stock cubes, as recommended by other reviewers. Unfortunately the end result was incredibly bland and tasteless - I've actually just ordered takeaway pizza as there is no way that I can serve this up to my husband when he gets in at 7.30 from a long day at work.

megang25's picture

My family love this meal. I usually add some chopped up, fried pancetta to give it a bit more flavour & depth. With some warm, crusty bread & a glass of white wine, it does very nicely for a Saturday autumn supper!

jodietaber's picture
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I added garlic and a splash of white wine and it was delicious! Husband loved it and will definitely be one of our weekday regulars.

jodietaber's picture
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I added garlic and a splash of white wine and it was delicious! Husband loved it and will definitely be one of our weekday regulars.

alibambi90's picture
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This was great,had it on a Saturday afternoon with some chunky chips. Ideal for freezing too. Proper comfort food!

helenperry's picture

This is absolutely delicious - and bizarrely healthy for something that tastes so good. One of my favourite dishes ever.

mahsa_mrm84's picture
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delicious recipe! I also added some chopped green pepper.

m_saafan's picture
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I'm trying to lose some weight and I was looking for something quick and whole and with some soup to it, I came across this recipe and it turned out really good. I added some potatoes and peas and used a bit less white beans and celery leaves instead of parsley and it was very much what I had in mind. A simple quick and good-tasting recipe.

dashna21's picture
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I love this receipe. I add chilli flakes to give it some heat, garlic and fresh corriander to garnish. Cant fault it. I love chicken and it seems to be popluar with my 1year old too.

yuliapilova's picture

Would it be ok, if I make chicken stock with the chicken thighs and then fry them a little bit?

chichi13's picture
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Make this all the time, feeds whole family including fussy one and three year old. Sometimes vary veg and beans depending on what I have. I've used courgette and borlotti beans and not added parsley as I've nt had any.
Freezes great... I am so glad to have this in my repertoire!

maryrecipes's picture
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Agree with earlier coments really tasty. I sometimes add mixed beans in hot/spicy sauce and some sweet chilli sauce to jazz it up. New pototaes added go well too!

helenm250's picture
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Was surprised at just how tasty this was, with so few ingredients and being so simple. Even OH, who is not a great lover of celery, liked it. Definitely in the 'tried, tested and ticked' category.

plums1's picture
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Oops again. I just realised I rated the wrong recipe. My above post is actually for the Spring Chicken in a Pot recipe. Doh!

plums1's picture
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Oops, forgot to rate. Sorry for the DP too.

plums1's picture
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This was gorgeous. Though I've just realised that I forgot to put haricot beans in. I also tried this recipe without the chicken and added fresh tortellini to the soup at the end. That was nice too. it's a bit similar to Italian brodo.

plums1's picture
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This was gorgeous. Though I've just realised that I forgot to put haricot beans in. I also tried this recipe without the chicken and added fresh tortellini to the soup at the end. That was nice too. it's a bit similar to Italian brodo.

plums1's picture
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This was gorgeous. Though I've just realised that I forgot to put haricot beans in. I also tried this recipe without the chicken and added fresh tortellini to the soup at the end. That was nice to. it's a bit similar to Italian brodo.

nicbow's picture

Brilliant!! Wasn't expecting much from this as it seemed too simple...but it really is good! I am dieting so make a double batch of this and freeze in individual portions. Didn't have haricot beans last time so used a mix of cannelini, butterbeans and chickpeas...even better!!! A weekly favourite now that you wouldn't know was low fat!

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Lovely & tasty, both adults and all 3 children loved it, have made several times.

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