Spanish bean stew

Spanish bean stew

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Cannellini beans, chicken thighs and spicy chorizo make for a satisfying and simple one-pot supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal433
  • fat19g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein43g
  • salt3.05g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 200g chorizo sausage, thickly sliced



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 400g/14oz chicken thigh fillets, cubed
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 410g can cannellini bean, drained
    Cannellini bean

    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

  • 1 large potato, cut into small cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 500ml hot chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley



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


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Cook the chorizo, onion and chicken over a high heat for 5 mins. Add the tomato and cook for a further 2-3 mins until pulpy.

  2. Stir in the beans, potato and stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and gently simmer for 20 mins until the potato is soft and the chicken cooked through. Stir through the parsley and serve. You can cool and freeze the stew for up to 2 months. To serve, defrost and heat through thoroughly.

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28th Apr, 2014
It's very rare that I write reviews but I've made this recipe many times now and I absolutely love it. I've always followed the recipe but use a tin of chopped tomatoes as others reviewers suggested. I've also realised that I've somehow neglected to add parsley each time I've made it but I can't say that's it's short on flavour from this. I daren't add it now in case it changes the flavour from what I'm used to. This is truly a fab tasting recipe which is so so quick and easy to make and I'm surprised it doesn't have more reviews than this, amazing!
20th Mar, 2014
Have made this recipe several times and it always tastes wonderful. Tonight I used a small handful of cherry tomatoes and some puree, sometimes I just use the puree, but it always turns out well. If I don't have enough chorizo I add extra paprika and chilli flakes. Also nice with a couple of handfuls of baby spinach thrown in at the end.
28th Feb, 2014
An absolute winner every time. This is a fabulous recipe with just a few simple ingredients but tastes fantastic. A firm favourite for the whole family.
Caroline M
31st Jan, 2014
Does exactly what the recipe says - everyone loved this
21st Sep, 2013
This was a very tasty recipe. Full of flavour and really nice on a cold evening. We didn't change a thing from the recipe and it was delicious with a bit of fresh bread.
16th May, 2013
Absolutely beautiful - and that comes from a family who regularly eat Spanish food. I added extra fresh tomatoes and also a tin of "chopped tomatoes with chilli" to give it a kick. Also added a fair bit of smoked paprika and some garlic pepper x
15th May, 2013
Fab fab fab. Reckon this serves 3 rather than 4 (perfect for me & husband dinner & 1 leftover portion). Would serve with bread and salad if serving 4. Will definitely be cooking again. So tasty & easy :-)
10th Apr, 2013
A - maze- ing so full of flavour and easy to make, I added a pinch if cayenne pepper for extra spice and I had some rosemary focaccia in the freezer and we mopped up the juices with that. It is on my to make again list. Hubby loved it. An al fresco meal as well as a warming winter dish.
16th Jan, 2013
Wonderful. We really liked this and no doubt will be back on the shopping list sometime soon.
10th Jan, 2013
This is now in our family favourites! Made changes as others did. used chicken breast instead of thighs, used a tin of chopped tomatoes, added 2 gloves garlic and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp hot paprika and served with dumplings. Utterly delicious!


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