Spicy chicken & bean stew

Spicy chicken & bean stew

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(59 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins

Easy

Serves 6
This hearty, satisfying one-pot is low fat and easy on the washing up

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal366
  • fat11g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre9g
  • protein38g
  • salt2.45g
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Ingredients

  • 1¼kg chicken thighs and drumsticks (approx. weight, we used a 1.23kg mixed pack)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 2 onions, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 250g frozen peppers, defrosted
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pep-iz

    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 420g can kidney beans in chilli sauce
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 2 x 400g cans butter beans, drained
  • 400ml hot chicken stock
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 150ml pot soured cream and crusty bread, to serve

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.

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snoopybum
1st Nov, 2012
5.05
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
9th Oct, 2012
4.05
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
27th Sep, 2012
4.05
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
26th Sep, 2012
5.05
Excellent meal, although I changed the beans for carrots and potatoes.
l33ndr
14th Sep, 2012
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
20th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
20th Jun, 2012
5.05
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!
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thecherub
12th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
7th May, 2012
4.05
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
16th Apr, 2012
5.05
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.

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