Chicken with Kidney Beans Recipe
This one pan chicken and kidney bean recipe comes with an impressive combination of cheap and tasty. A comfort food to warm you up on cold winter days and a delicious addition to your low fat meal list; it is very filling on its own but if you want to complete the meal accompany it with rice/couscous/mashed potatoes/crusty bread i.e. foods with carbs. Try it once; it might become one of your family favorite recipes.
- Servings: 2-3
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- ½ pound boneless and skinless chicken
- 2 medium sized garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 can black or red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
- 1 medium sized onion (chopped)
- Salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large tomato (chopped)
- 1 cup chicken broth (homemade, low sodium is preferred)
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Rinse chicken under running water; with the help of paper towels pat dry the excess. Using a sharp knife cut chicken into 1 inch pieces; or chop it up the way you prefer.
Sprinkle salt and black pepper generously all over the pieces.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken pieces to the hot oil in a single layer; cook for 5 minutes until golden brown; transfer browned chicken pieces to a plate using slotted spoon.
Sauté chopped onions along with minced garlic in the same skillet for 2-3 minutes until fragrant; add chopped tomatoes with ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper and kidney beans to the onions; cook for 2 minutes while scraping up the residues from the bottom of the skillet with the juices released from tomatoes.
Pour 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth into the skillet; bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low; return chicken back to the skillet; cook for 7-8 minutes until beans and chicken cooked through.
Off the heat once done; transfer to a serving bowl; garnish with fresh coriander leaves if you like; serve hot over brown rice/couscous or crusty bread.
Notes & Tips:
- Any part of the chicken can be used in the recipe.
- Cooking time varies according to the thickness of the chicken.
- Substitute cayenne pepper with sweet paprika if you have low tolerance for spiciness.
- Mixed beans can be used instead of a single variety of kidney beans.
- For more added flavors top the stew with sour cream or shredded cheddar cheese and serve.