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 carrots, 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



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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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27th Jan, 2012
Sorry, forgot to rate!
27th Jan, 2012
Against my expectations this turned out to be a beautiful dish! The reason I say against my expectations is that it is obviously a "healthy" dish and ironically I am not a big fan of beans! However, I followed the recipe practically to the letter and the taste of the food produced was absolutely delicious. All the ingredients work really well together and I will definitely be making this again as all the family loved it.
27th Jan, 2012
A really nice dish especially for midweek. I didn't have celery, so just added more onion, red and white and also 2 potatoes to bulk it out a bit. Also used knorr stock pots and a knorr herb infusion pot which made the sauce gorgeous. Dead easy, filling and relatively healthy!
26th Jan, 2012
I wasn't very confident about this recipe as from the ingredients you wonder where the flavour is. However I have been very pleasantly surprised. Like others I'm not keen on celery and so added 2 small leeks instead but everything else was the same. A low fat healthy meal that is lovely and tasty and perfect on a winter evening, it was also very easy to make. I served with crusty bread and this will be added to this list!
5th Jan, 2012
Very tasty. The only thing I did differently was to thicken the sauce with a little cornflour. Served it with some plain pasta - clean plates all round!
3rd Jan, 2012
Just beautiful and so filling.
26th Nov, 2011
Made this tonight, definately a winner. Added mushrooms and half a courgette & quite a bit of black pepper whilst cooking. My partner have a bit of philidelphia cheese on his, served with rice and crusty bread - definately making again and doing a batch for the freezer too!
5th Nov, 2011
Made this for my mum whom isn't allowed to add fats to her cooking. Shes a fussy eater, and its difficult to please her as she is a excellent cook but she loved it ! Success !
2nd Nov, 2011
So easy and yet so full of flavours. I just added kale as i had some left and it was delicious. Will definitely do this again.
25th Oct, 2011
Fed this to a house of hungry male student housemates. I loved it, but i think that filling as it is, it's just not substantial enough for them, even with bread and butter. I will definitely be making this again for myself; used less stock (500ml from a Knorr stock pot) and didn't have the right herbs, so used 1-1.5tsps herbs de provence also used leeks as suggested above. I think this would be lovely with some fresh stock, and may well experiment with different veg. Extremely tasty though!


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