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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31st Mar, 2008
Followed recipe but was way too watery and a little bland for our taste. won't make again.
Frantic Flapjack
28th Mar, 2008
Used chicken breasts which were really nice, BUT I forgot to double the recipe for 4 of us. So it was really really tasty but not enough of it! Also if I made it again I would add some more colourful veg to jazz it up a bit.
27th Mar, 2008
Excellent dish. I added sugar snap peas 5 mins from the end - lovely!
27th Mar, 2008
Really disappointed with this receipe. Too much liquid, really nothing fancy - I could have achieved the same dinner using a chicken tonight jar. Really disappointing!
26th Mar, 2008
I used slightly less stock than it said in the recipe, but I added some cream towards the end. It was very nice and I will def make it again.
25th Mar, 2008
Based on the comments on here, I simmered for 30+ mins uncovered until I was happy with the consistancy, additionally, I added some pancetta, mushrooms and dwarf beans (15 mins from the end) which made it more of a complete meal. Will def do again....really tasty!
23rd Mar, 2008
I thought this dish was lovely, though I also had too much liquid, so simmered for longer. next time I think I will use chicken breasts as my family didn't rate the chicken thighs.
20th Mar, 2008
we really liked it.
19th Mar, 2008
Easy to make and really tasty, based on the comments I simmered it uncovered for 30 mins so there wasn't too much liquid. My two children loved it!!
18th Mar, 2008
This was really easy to make and so tasty. My 17 month old daughter also had it with rice for her dinner and loved every mouthful - I've not seen anything go down so fast!


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