Chicken, cannellini beans and kale

30 Nov


Chicken, cannellini beans and kale is not the catchiest of names – more of a list of ingredients really. Which makes sense for a dish whose elements remain proudly distinct while combining in a deeply satisfying way.

CCK is a great weekday meal, which I can have on the table in twenty minutes when necessary. The recipes is one of Nigella’s – from her Nigella Bites cookbook.

Chicken, cannellini beans and kale
(serves 4)

  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 500g shredded kale
  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • 200g chorizo sausage, skinned and chopped
  • 3 tins cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper
  • smoked paprika
  1. Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a large saucepan. Add the chicken breasts and simmer for about ten minutes, or until cooked through.
  2. Bring a separate pot of salted water to the boil. Add the kale, and cook for about five minutes, until just tender. Drain well.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium. Add the chopped chorizo and drained cannellini beans, and cook for about five minutes until heated through. Add a few tablespoons of chicken stock to moisten the mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide the bean mixture between four shallow bowls. Top with a mound of kale and a chicken breast. Dust with smoked paprika before serving.

4 Responses to “Chicken, cannellini beans and kale”

  1. Margo Thom November 30, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    A blissfully simple dish with robust favors. Sounds typically Nigella, who is book signing in Vancouver as we speak!

    • Andrea November 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      It’s a good one, and perfect for this weather. You aren’t planning a pilgrimmage I don’t imagine?

      • Margo November 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

        I wish! Has to be a really powerful motive to get me to Vancouver for one event what with expense and hassle of ferry and city traffic


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