Winter warmer: a recipe for Spicy Chicken Stew

Published Thursday, Dec 4 2014, 18:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Brrr....the weather's turning really cold but this recipe for spicy chicken stew will warm you up!

It's courtesy of Utterly Scrummy Food, which was made in aid of celebrating the 20th anniversary of Freedom Food with Sainsbury's.

Spicy chicken stew

© Utterly Scrummy Food/Sainsbury's

A great way to liven up chicken, this comforting meal uses chilli and cumin for a fiery kick. Serve up with potato or rice - and plenty of fresh vegetables - for a seriously good mid-week supper.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 8 - 10 Sainsbury's chicken portions, bone in and skin on
  • 2 large red onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 chilli, finely diced (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 300ml - 500ml chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves or 3 tsp dried
  • 420g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 peppers, deseeded and diced


1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan, brown the chicken in batches then set aside.

2 Add the onions, garlic, chilli and cumin to the pan and cook until the onion starts to soften. Return the chicken to the pan with the tomatoes, stock and oregano.

3 Bring to the boil then reduce the heat so the stew simmers. Cook, covered for 30 minutes.

4 Add the kidney beans and diced peppers then simmer uncovered for a further 20 minutes.

5 Serve the stew with rice, quinoa or mashed potato and steamed greens or mixed vegetables. Sprinkle with a little more fresh oregano if you like.

Prep Time

30 - 45 minutes

Cook Time

1 - 1/2 hours

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

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