Chicken & white bean stew

Chicken & white bean stew

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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
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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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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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ashikeeps
6th Jun, 2017
3.8
Added garlic and cauliflower as suggested and a few green olives. Definitely more of a soup than a stew but very very good, use a good quality stock and you're laughing!
Misty51
24th Apr, 2017
3.8
After reading the comments I added garlic, chilli, bacon, twice as much thyme and to garnish chopped spring onions and because we prefer it coriander.
catie74
12th Apr, 2017
I always add garlic and use a good strong chicken stock. Hearty warming pick me up best eaten while curled up on the sofa
Stlouiswannabe
3rd Mar, 2017
5.05
I've not made this recipe as advertised yet, but instead adapted it as many others have. I'm a lazy cook, so use bacon lardons, chicken thigh fillets, frozen diced onion, fresh garlic, frozen casserole veg, tinned baby new potatoes and whatever beans are to hand (butter beans are lovely) and the recommended stock and seasonings. I portion it up and use it for lunches at work with a small piece of crusty bread. Apart from the lardons there isn't a drop of fat in this meal and yet it is so delicious and moorish. Hands down my favourite winter warmer!
Adam Ryan
25th Nov, 2016
3.8
After reading earlier reviews I added garlic, chopped smoked bacon, extra thyme, dried herbs de Provence and bouquet garni to the pot. To give it some colour I added a tin of borlotti beans and a bag of frozen soya beans. It was devine. I didn't bother to add creme fraiche, as suggested by another reviewer, as it didn't need it in the end. I think it would have been very bland without a little additional 'help'.
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pontifex maximus
30th Jan, 2016
5.05
just needs a little garlic and crispy bacon....lovely recipe
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pontifex maximus
26th Jan, 2016
5.05
with the suggested additions a very delicious recipe, will make it again!
Adam Ryan
29th Mar, 2015
3.8
After reading previous comments I fried garlic with the onions, added a bouquet garni to the casserole, lots of fresh thyme and added fried smoked back bacon rasher slivers and lots of black pepper to the dish prior to the 40 minute simmer. I used borlotti and broad beans, which gave some colour, as my local supermarket didn't have the beans listed in the recipe. After all that tinkering, it was lovely. Without the tinkering I think it would have tasted very bland and looked very beige. The end result was very tasty and I would make it again.
newmikeman
20th Mar, 2015
3.8
Very nice if you add more seasoning.
winkles7777
12th Jan, 2015
lovely recipe cook this often, however i have changed this slightly by putting cauliflower in which helps thicken into a sauce. also family like creamier sauces so add a little creme freche and corn flower to thicken. lovely!

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