Spanish chicken with beans recipe

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This Spanish chicken with beans is a one-pot dish that is full of flavour & is easy to make. This chicken recipe will feed the family in under an hour

spanish chicken with beans
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories538 Kcal27%
Sugar5.5 g6%
Fat29.4 g42%
Saturated Fat8.4 g42%
Salt2.3 g
Protein44.5 g89%
Carbohydrates19.1 g7%
Salt2.3 g

This Spanish chicken with beans is a one-pot wonder that is ready in under and hour. This family favourite is packed with spicy chorizo, succulent chicken and soft cannellini beans. Perfect for feeding a lot of hungry people.

Ingredients

  • 600g chicken thighs
  • 125g skinned and sliced chorizo
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 1tbsp red pesto (or sun-dried tomato paste)
  • 410g can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 300ml hot chicken stock
  • A few thyme sprigs
  • 1tsp smoked paprika

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Method

  1. To make this chicken thigh recipe (opens in new tab), heat olive oil in a deep frying pan. Add the chicken thighs skin-side down, skinned and sliced chorizo and onion. Cook the chicken for 5 mins without turning it over to allow the skin to brown, but stir the onion and chorizo.
  2. Turn the chicken over and add the red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks, a large garlic clove, peeled and chopped, red pesto (or sun-dried tomato paste), cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, hot chicken stock and a few thyme sprigs.
  3. Sprinkle smoked paprika on top of the chicken. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 25 mins, until chicken is tender.
Top Tip for making Spanish chicken with beans

Add a few green olives for even more Mediterranean flavour.

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