Top chef Gary Rhodes shows you how to make a speedy chicken stew in less than half-an-hour for when you want dinner in a hurry! In no rush? Then let the flavours meld together and simmer away slowly in you slow cooker so it’s ready when you are.
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 175g (6oz) small chorizo sausages, sliced into 1cm (½) thick pieces
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 400g (14oz) cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
- 400g (14oz) tin of chopped tomatoes
- 2 plum tomatoes, quartered and deseeded
- 2 chicken breasts, skinless
- Salt and pepper
- A pinch of sugar
Heat a deep frying pan or saucepan with a tablespoon of the olive oil. Quickly fry the chorizo until coloured and its oils have been released.
Reduce the heat slightly, stir in the onion and cook for a few minutes until it begins to soften. Add the cannelini beans and tinned tomatoes, topping up with half a tin of water to loosen. Halve the tomato quarters and stir them into the stew, simmering gently for 10 to 15 mins.
Meanwhile, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with slt and pepper. Heat a separate frying pan with the remaining olive oil. Fry the chicken for 6 to 7 mins until golden brown and firm to the touch. Spoon the chicken into the stew and season with salt, pepper and the sugar before serving.
Slow Cooker Method: Fry the Chorizo, chicken and onion together in a pan. Add to a slow cooker with the remaining ingredients and and allow to simmer on high for 3 hours.
Top tip for making Gary Rhodes’ chicken and chorizo stew
100-150ml (3½ - 5 oz) of passata can be added for a looser, richer sauce.