Chicken & white bean stew

Chicken & white bean stew

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr


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

  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal291
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre11g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

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  • 400g boneless, skinless chicken thigh, trimmed and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 3 carrot, finely chopped



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  • 3 celery sticks, finely chopped



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  • 2 thyme sprigs or ½ tsp dried


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  • 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
  • 600ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 x 400g / 14oz cans haricot beans, drained
  • chopped parsley, to serve



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

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  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.

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Comments (128)

forager's picture

I used rosemary and sage instead of thyme, also used a mix of knorr chicken stock pot and marigold vegetable buillon for the stock. Followed the recipe exactly after that, but still needed a little something so stirred through a few chilli flakes. It felt and looked like it was going to be bland but I absolutely loved its simplicity and lightness.. and I'm going to work on tweaking this one to my tase.

mwsc11050's picture

Made this last night and, despite my reservations, it was very tasty and everyone really enjoyed it. Will try it on the grandchildren next.

norafarren's picture

Very easy and delicious

esinishi's picture

This is the first chicken soup I made and I received a marriage proposal right after giving it to a sick guest I had for that evening :)

It was really yummy! Nothing to add or remove, easy to make and to eat!

katejo's picture

I have just tried this today and yesterday. I made a small addition of a little French mustard for extra flavour. It was very tasty. It goes well with a jacket potato and also with a few saute potatoes ( though not in the same meal!).

crockytiger's picture

I have made this recipe many, many times, a real family favourite.

1william's picture

I have made this a couple of times. Very easy and full of fla,vour.
I add new potatoes to it -saving on pans.
Not a heavy meal, but filling.

glennie9's picture

My family love this recipe I serve it with home made bread and a little extra olive oil drizzled on top. I also make a veggie version with quorn fillets for my son's girlfriend.

getora's picture

Easy and delicious. Perfect.

katie89's picture

I thought this looked anemic and bland on my plate but the taste was phenominal! So easy to make and an easy way to be healthy in winter when all you want is comfort food! halved for 2 as its just me - and will be having the rest tomorrow! georgeous, doesn't need any changes.

schubun33's picture

What a wonderfully tasty dish this is, lovely flavours and very easy to make and will definitely be making this again. Lovely to come home to on a cold Autumn day !

ourcarol's picture

Really delicious, and has the added bonus of being healthy. I didn't cut any of the ingredients out, but added a leek, and a can of butter beans. I put the whole lot in a slow cooker, didn't brown anything, came out perfect.

jansellers's picture

Lovely substantial healthy meal. Will be making it again, perfect for the winter months.

jansellers's picture

Lovely substantial healthy meal. Will be making it again, perfect for the winter months.

jansellers's picture

Lovely substantial healthy meal. Will be making it again, perfect for the winter months.

jansellers's picture

Lovely substantial healthy meal. Will be making it again, perfect for the winter months.

juderussell's picture

Easy to make. Nice healthy change for a chicken dish. I served it with wholemeal rice. My 2- and 4-yrs daughters moaned initially but cleared their plates!

pickilemon's picture

very good and so easy! added some chopped bacon that needed using up - chicken & bacon are always a good combo :)

ashpool's picture

Delicious and very deep in chicken flavour. I would recommend a spritz of lemon juice to lift it right at the end.

dancingbunny's picture

This was really tasty and filling. I prepared the chicken and veg the night before and put the whole lot, beans, stock, meat etc into the slow cooker and the house was filled with delicious smells the next morning. The chicken was tender and the beans had picked up incredible flavour. It does depend on the quality of the stock though. I used Knorr's vegetable stock pots which are more flavoursome than cubes.


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