Sunday, 23 January 2011

Day 24 - Slow cooker chicken and butter bean casserole

Today we had our first day off together in about a fortnight and rather than spend it chained to the cooker I decided to rework this recipe that we made a couple of weeks ago, making it in the slow cooker so we could go out and look at suits for Chris for the wedding.

Extra Easy, all food free

Chicken thighs - skinless, boneless, and trimmed of all the snorgly bits
Lean bacon, trimmed and fat removed
1 lemon
Red peppers
Smoked paprika - I used hot rather than sweet today
Pinch of saffron threads
Hot chicken stock - made with a cube is fine for this
Chopped tomatoes
Black pepper
Butter beans

Chop your pepper and courgettes and put them, along with the butter beans, into the bottom of your slow cooker.

In a pan, brown the chicken and bacon thoroughly together, adding the onion, celery and garlic and allowing them to soften. Transfer them to your slow cooker, sitting them on top of the veg. Chop the lemon up and put it in too.

In a big jug mix the tomatoes, stock, paprika and saffron together and then pour it over the chicken, veg and beans. Season with black pepper, stick the lid on and leave it to cook on slow. It's not going anywhere :)

We had it with some broccoli.

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