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Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby liketocook » October 29th, 2017, 9:10 pm

I made this tonight (halfed for one portion) https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ary-recipe and it is definitely a keeper with a couple of tweaks:-

I made it with (salt-free) homemade stock - it has the potential to be overly salty if using salted stock as you season the chicken at the start
It is a lot of butter beans - I have quite a bit of those and the stock base left (lunch tomorrow :D )
It does need a squeeze of lemon at the end as it's a slightly greasy from frying the chicken and I added quite a bit of black pepper
I didn't add cream and don't think it needs it.

Next time I make it I will also add some garlic or leeks and a sprinkle of thyme as I think they will enhance it (and possibly a pinch of paprika). I reckon it would work really well with chicken thighs.
Definitely a good satisying, simple to make dish :D
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby Seatallan » October 30th, 2017, 12:46 pm

I saw that recipe too. I make a variation on it already (which I call 'Hunters Chicken' though I realise it's not really. It's just a robust chicken stew I cook on the hob with lots of beans, veg and pancetta). Looks lovely does Nigel's version. Thanks for the feedback ltc.
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby liketocook » October 30th, 2017, 12:59 pm

Seatallan wrote:I saw that recipe too. I make a variation on it already (which I call 'Hunters Chicken' though I realise it's not really. It's just a robust chicken stew I cook on the hob with lots of beans, veg and pancetta). Looks lovely does Nigel's version. Thanks for the feedback ltc.

Oh that sounds tasty :)
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby miss mouse » October 30th, 2017, 2:49 pm

That looks interesting ltc.
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby StokeySue » October 30th, 2017, 6:59 pm

Looks nice, but a can of butter beans each does seem a lot especially with chicken as well :D

I do a recipe that was in a magazine years ago that uses canned flageolet beans and canned artichoke hearts with lemon, variations on a theme
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby liketocook » October 30th, 2017, 7:11 pm

StokeySue wrote:Looks nice, but a can of butter beans each does seem a lot especially with chicken as well :D

I do a recipe that was in a magazine years ago that uses canned flageolet beans and canned artichoke hearts with lemon, variations on a theme

Yes it was far too many beans per person - still the leftovers made a tasty lunch. I was thinking last night that it would be good made with broad beans or borlotti. :)
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby KC2 » November 1st, 2017, 5:11 pm

Thanks for the heads up ltc - will def give it a go. What would you use instead of Vermouth?
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby suffolk » November 1st, 2017, 5:25 pm

KC2 wrote: What would you use instead of Vermouth?


I've made a very similar dish recently ... delicious :chops:
I'd use a glass of 'leftover' white wine ....... if you don't have any left ;) or prefer not to use alcohol I'd use chicken stock.
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby KC2 » November 2nd, 2017, 12:26 pm

suffolk wrote:
KC2 wrote: What would you use instead of Vermouth?


I've made a very similar dish recently ... delicious :chops:
I'd use a glass of 'leftover' white wine ....... if you don't have any left ;) or prefer not to use alcohol I'd use chicken stock.


Cheers suffs - looking forward to it :hungry:
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby liketocook » November 2nd, 2017, 5:01 pm

suffolk wrote:
KC2 wrote: What would you use instead of Vermouth?


I've made a very similar dish recently ... delicious :chops:
I'd use a glass of 'leftover' white wine ....... if you don't have any left ;) or prefer not to use alcohol I'd use chicken stock.

Completely agree, a splash of balsamic would probably work really well too. :)
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Re: Nigel Slater's Chicken & butterbeans feedback

Postby KC2 » November 2nd, 2017, 5:21 pm

ah, yes, balsamic is a good idea too, thx :)
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