Chicken & white bean stew

Chicken & white bean stew

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(117 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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 carrots, finely chopped
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  • 3 celery sticks, finely chopped
    Celery

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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
    Parsley

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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.

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jodietaber
26th Sep, 2012
5.05
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
18th Sep, 2012
4.05
This was great,had it on a Saturday afternoon with some chunky chips. Ideal for freezing too. Proper comfort food!
helenperry
25th Aug, 2012
This is absolutely delicious - and bizarrely healthy for something that tastes so good. One of my favourite dishes ever.
mahsa_mrm84
16th Jul, 2012
3.05
delicious recipe! I also added some chopped green pepper.
m_saafan
25th Jun, 2012
4.05
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
13th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
21st Apr, 2012
Would it be ok, if I make chicken stock with the chicken thighs and then fry them a little bit?
chichi13
16th Apr, 2012
5.05
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
11th Apr, 2012
4.05
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
31st Mar, 2012
5.05
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.

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