Eat, Shop, Save: creamy chicken speedy stew

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You heard it here first, this is the recipe for the ultra creamy, no-cream chicken speedy stew! Not only is this ultra delicious but it’s a great one to batch cook and freeze for later too.

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Creamy chicken speedy stew

  • Serves 4

  • 5 mins prep

  • 40 mins cook


  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • Olive oil

  • 2 x 400g can of cannellini beans, 1 drained, 1 with liquid retained

  • 4 chicken breasts, diced

  • 200ml vegetable stock

  • 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon of mixed fresh herbs

  • Salt, to taste

  • Cooked greens or salad, to serve


In a pan, saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil, along with a good pinch of salt, until the onion has softened.

Add the beans, including the retained liquid. Simmer for 7-8 minutes, stirring often.

Add the chicken and the vegetable stock. Allow to simmer for around 20 minutes, stirring regularly. Add a little water if it starts to dry up. At the point where the sauce has thickened to a delicious creamy texture and the chicken has cooked, take off the heat.

Add the grated parmesan and mixed herbs and stir well.

Serve with cooked greens or salad.

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