Sticky chicken with rice and beans

Sticky chicken with rice and beans

Use up a pack of thrifty chicken thighs with this filling dinner recipe. They're coated in a honey glaze and served with spiced rice and beans
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Mix the spices with the garlic, olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice and some seasoning in a bowl. Add the chicken thighs, tossing in the spices to coat. Leave to marinate for at least 2 hrs.
  2. Step 2

    Put the rice, chopped tomatoes, kidney beans, stock and tomato purée in the Ninja Speedi pot with 1 tsp salt, stirring everything together. Pull out the legs on the crisper tray and place over the rice. Add the chicken thighs, skin-side down. Close the lid, switch the SmartSwitch to ‘Rapid Cooker’ and set to ‘Speedi Meals’. Set the temperature to 190C and the timer for 15 mins. The pre-heat will start, and once that ends, the timer will start.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, combine the remaining lemon juice with the honey. After 15 mins, turn over the thighs so they're skin-side up, and baste the chicken with the honey. Close the lid and cook for a further 5 mins (set the timer), until the rice and chicken are cooked through and the skin is crisp and sticky.
  4. Step 4

    Remove the rice and stir through most of the parsley. Serve with the chicken and some parsley scattered over the top.