We’ve been having sporadic rain here the last couple of weeks. It would be gorgeous and sunny one day and the next —rain and wind! So I decided to make a pot of chicken stew (I always have boneless, skinless chicken thighs in my freezer) to warm our bellies. When I made this, I was in a bit of a rush so I didn’t bother cutting my chicken into pieces but feel free to do so if you prefer small pieces instead. If you are not into beans, potatoes would also work well. It’s the perfect meal to curl up on the couch with on a cold and miserable day.
- 4 ounces of Spanish chorizo, casings removed and chopped
- 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed
- salt and pepper to season
- all-purpose flour for dredging the chicken
- olive oil for cooking
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 3/4 cup of white wine (I used a Sauvignon Blanc)
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can of stewed tomatoes
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can of chicken broth
- 1 (15 ounce) can of cannellini beans, rinsed
- 1/2 cup of fresh basil, chopped
- fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped (optional)
In a dutch oven over medium high heat, brown chorizo with a little bit of olive oil. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chorizo to a plate lined with paper towel.
Lightly season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Add a bit of olive oil and butter in the dutch oven and brown chicken on both sides. Transfer chicken to a large bowl.
Add onions, garlic and olive oil (if needed) and sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add oregano, and season with salt and pepper. Pour the white wine, scraping up any browned bits. Let it bubble and reduce, about 2 minutes. Then add stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, cannellini beans and basil. Bring the pot to a boil and reduce heat to low. Return chorizo back to the pot and stir to combine. Then return chicken and any accumulated juices to pot. Leave the lid slightly ajar and let it simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Check for seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve this with rice.
58 thoughts on “Chicken Stew with Tomatoes and White Beans”
It seems from Indonesia food, or i’m wrong?
I’m not familiar with Indonesia food so I don’t know. I wanted a stew that was quick cooking and has tomatoes and white beans in it.
ok, Anne,thank you:)
We have a similiar version, but i think it’s derived from colonialization from the old time, Dutch apple cake…..
I’was not so wrong…it looks like(also delicious)!:)
Yum, this is just the kind of thing I’ve been craving recently, since we’ve also been having some chilly/gloomy weather. I made a garlicky pasta with kale and white beans, but it didn’t quite hit the spot as much as something like this would have, with its tomato-y element.
Thank you Allison! I love pastas and stews with tomato-y element. 🙂
Delicious and healthy–a great combo. Lovely photos too.
Looks delish! I can have hearty stews like yours any day of the year. Love the presentation. How do you hold the fork so still?
I wonder the same thing. Honestly, I think Anne’s other calling is neurosurgery. 🙂
Thanks hon! My hand trembled but I took 20+ shots to get a few shots right.
Love this stew, especially as I prefer chicken thighs and drumsticks to breast meat. Oh, and that last photo! I’m going to try and do that tomorrow with a post I’m trying to update. I keep forgetting how good that look is.
Thanks Johnny. I’m the same way–I prefer dark meat over white meat. They’re just tastier! 🙂
This dish looks amazing, I’m loving the flavours, the colours, the textures! We’re still having chilly temperatures in Toronto, so it would be a perfect meal for a chilly night.
Thank you Eva!
Sometimes I find pictures don’t do a dish any justice…but in this case the pics look absolutely like how it tastes – delicious! The chorizo is what I really like about it.
Yay, so glad you enjoyed it! 😀
I love Stews of any kind and this Chicken stew looks amazing. It is bursting with colors and flavors. What a wonderful meal 🙂
Thank you so much!
Oh this sounds good. I love to use beans in soups and stews — they are so healthy and the girls really seem to like them. Unfortunately it is still very chilly here so this would hit the spot.
Thanks Barb! 🙂
I totally agree. Weird weather necessitates warm hearty stew. We make something similar when comfort and warmth is needed too. Excellent with rice 🙂
I just love the idea of a hot bowl of soup or stew for comfort –whether it’s cold out or under the weather. Cheers!
Mmmmm, exactly my kind of stew! Big big fan of cannellini beans and love them in stews too. Yum.
It’s so cold here today and I want a bowl of what you’re having!
Heehee.. I’ll beam one over along with some blankets! 🙂
Now this is some severe comfort food. Always on the look out for new chicken recipes and with the spicy sausage even my teenagers will like this one.
Thanks Bobbi! 🙂
What a comfort dish, i love to dragging the chicken first n browning it before stewing, can thicken the broth a lil bit….
A little Chorizo to spice it up, I like it!
Thanks Jan! 🙂
It’s been raining this week and this stew would be perfect for dinner. It looks wonderful.
Thanks so much Pam! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. This looks great!!
I love it, Anne! The chorizo, chicken thighs, cannellini beans, along with the fresh basil make this sound so good. We have warm weather approaching here in the south east next week, but this would still be on my list to make (with plenty of crusty bread on the table).
Thanks Allison! Crusty bread would be equally yummy! It’ll soak up all that wonderful sauce. 🙂
Y’all’s weather sounds quite a lot like ours recently, and this dish and everything you’ve put into it just sound so good and hearty and filling for a rainy day. Definitely bookmarking this so I can give it a shot one of these days because I know we’ll have another rainy one soon!
Thanks Erin! Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I have.
Gorgeous weather yesterday but today is windy and cold again, this chicken dish is just the warming and comfort food for this kind of unsettled weather. Like that you left the chicken pieces large, not only time-saving but makes a better presentation also.
Thank you so much Norma! 🙂
Your photo makes my mouth water….looks so delicious..i just had dinner but i can have this right now..
Thanks Danny! 😉
This looks like a great dish, Anne, and beans are the way to go, especially in the Winter months. They give the dish the look of authenticity that potatoes just can’t pull off.
I haven’t been feeling well and this stew looks so delicious that it brought back my appetite! Chicken must be so soft and tender… 🙂
Looks quite yummy!
This is simply perfect for raining day…or any day, really. I love this hearty chicken stew recipe. Can’t wait to try it out.
Oooh I can’t wait to try this recipe! I love the use of chorizo in it. And your pictures are just gorgeous by the way!
Thank you so much Amanda! 🙂
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I need to try this! Looks gorgeous. Keep them coming!
Adding this list on the ones to try. I really love the recipes you share, they all look simple enough to make but big on delicious tastes!
Thank you so much Pamela! 🙂