Braised chicken with borlotti beans

Jill Dupleix
Braised chicken with borlotti beans
Braised chicken with borlotti beans Photo: Jennifer Soo

Substitute silver beet, kale or cavolo nero for the savoy cabbage if you like, adding the spinach towards the end of cooking time.


2 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, squashed

8 chicken pieces, eg, wings and thighs

Sea salt and pepper

1 onion, halved and finely sliced

300g savoy cabbage, finely shredded

800g tinned borlotti beans, rinsed

Few sprigs of thyme

500mL chicken stock, heated


Heat the olive oil with the garlic in a heavy frypan and sear the chicken until golden. Remove the chicken, season well and set aside.

Drain off any excess oil, and cook the onion for

5 minutes until softened.

Add cabbage, beans, thyme and hot stock, stirring, and bring to the boil. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer gently for 30 mins or until cooked. Check seasoning and mash some of the beans with a potato masher to thicken the broth. Serve on warm dinner plates.

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