Warm winter bean salad with chicken
Banish the winter blues with our warm winter bean salad with chicken. Try to get butter beans from a jar as they’re generally softer and more flavourful
- Serves: 2 persons
- 2skin-on chicken breasts
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 2garlic cloves, sliced
- 100ml chicken stock
- 300g butter beans, rinsed and drained
- 1lemon, juiced
- 100g kale, tough stalks removed and leaves torn
- small handful of dill, finely chopped
- 1head of radicchio, roughly chopped
- 15g parmesan, finely grated
Step 1Coat the chicken in 1 tbsp of the olive oil and season well. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the chicken, skin-side down, until the skin is golden, about 8-10 mins. Flip and cook for a further 8-10 mins until cooked through. Set aside on a plate to rest for 5 mins, then cut into slices.
Step 2Tip the garlic, stock and butter beans into the pan and gently simmer for a few minutes until the stock has almost reduced completely. Remove from the heat and season to taste.
Step 3Meanwhile, combine the lemon juice with the kale in a bowl. Massage the juice into the leaves using your hands until the leaves have softened, about 2-3 mins. Toss in the dill, radicchio, parmesan and remaining olive oil. Season well and tip onto a serving platter. Top with the garlicky beans and chicken.