A deliciously simple, flavour-packed chicken supper.
- CourseMain meal
- Prepare5 mins
- Cook35 mins
- Total time40 mins
Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Heat the olive oil in a large, ovenproof frying pan over a high heat. Season the chicken breasts and sear for 2 minutes on each side, then remove and set aside. Turn the heat to medium under the pan and add the leeks and celery. Fry gently for 6 minutes, until wilted.
Stir in the cannellini beans, rosemary and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, then nestle the chicken breasts back into the pan. Transfer to the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through, the juices run clear and there is no pink meat.
Remove from the oven and stir the lemon juice into the beans, then the cream. Season with a little black pepper and serve.
Swap the cannellini beans for haricot or butter beans. Both work just as well and if you haven’t got any chicken, how about trying this recipe with pork chops, or even salmon or firm white fish fillets? Just adjust the cooking time according to pack instructions, or until thoroughly cooked through and opaque.