Braised Chicken & Beans (Healthy and Low Fat)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Yet another discovery in my quest to collect healthy recipes. I found this one in the March 2008 copy of the BBC Good Food Magazine. It is nice to see a chicken and beans recipe that isn't tomato based and uses more than just a chicken breast. There is no reason a chicken thigh can't be super tasty and healthy. The recipe states that the dish can be frozen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a wide pan with a lid.
  2. Add the chicken and quickly cook to brown it all over.
  3. Tip in the onion, garlic and thyme and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the wine, water and the salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, cover halfway through the cooking time, until the chicken is tender.
  6. Stir the beans into the pan and briefly warm through.
  7. Roughly chop the parsley, then scatter over to serve.
Most Helpful

This was good. I used chicken stock instead of water and I think with out the stock it may have been a little bland. Made for ZWT5.

Queen Dana May 28, 2009

This was an ok recipe, but it just wasn't anything special for me. I did use chicken breasts simply because I prefer the taste of them to thighs. Maybe that's why it was't fantastic for me, I'm not sure.

NoviceFreezerCook November 28, 2008