Braised chicken & beans

Braised chicken & beans

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2
A healthy, low-fat dish that can be doubled or halved with ease. We think this will be a firm favourite in no time

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal457
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre6g
  • protein48g
  • salt1.11g
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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…

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 300ml white wine
  • 400g can flageolet bean, rinsed and drained
  • handful parsley leaves



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


  1. Heat the oil in a wide pan with a lid, add the chicken, then quickly cook to brown it all over.

  2. Tip in the onion, garlic and thyme, then fry for a further 2 mins. Pour in the wine, 150ml water and a little salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins, covering halfway through the cooking time, until the chicken is tender.

  3. Stir the beans into the pan and briefly warm through. Roughly chop the parsley, then scatter over to serve.

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28th Jul, 2009
really liked the taste of this recipe but like everyone else i had too much liquid at the end (doubled all quantities). would also say that there was a lot of fat so if i repeated it i would double check the thighs and possibly skim the liquid. definetly one to serve with bread to mop up the sauce!
8th Jul, 2009
Love this recipe just as it is. Have made it several times. Light, healthy and tasty.
26th May, 2009
We loved this recipe just as it is. Didn't have to add anything! A firm favourite.
1st Apr, 2009
I made this dish with 6 boneless chicken thighs and added 1/2 a cube of chicken stock to it....delish.
23rd Mar, 2009
Spicing up the dish with some chilli flakes gives what is necessary to make it perfect. And, indeed, enough salt and pepper. don't cover the pan, than you won't have to much liquid!
10th Jan, 2009
Will make this again, very tasty and quick to make.
16th Dec, 2008
Found this recipe very easy to make and doesn't require any attention. Family really enjoyed it, I found it a bit bland and needed something else, like a peasant stew. Might try again with the bacon bits.
2nd Nov, 2008
I made this a while ago and found it rather bland, not sure if I'll be making this again. I would recommend putting less water in as well, otherwise there's far too much liquid.
22nd Sep, 2008
Delicious! I didn't end up with a watery dish but rather a flavoursome, creamy dish which is regularly enjoyed on a bed of steamed Thai Jasmine rice or to satisfy a hearty appetite, I serve with spicy vegetable rice. I have also made a fish version using Tuna steaks which is quite watery if using the timings above but I increase cooking time to 30 minutes to reduce the wine and add a tablespoon or two of Fish Sauce for a very nice & easy pescatarian meal.
18th Aug, 2008
I just left out the water & it was fine.


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