FREEZE YOUR FOOD!
Stock your freezer with delicious homemade meals - great for weeknights or entertaining when you're pushed for time
Make weeknight cooking a breeze by making food for the freezer this weekend
Chicken & white bean stew
Serves 4 Prep 20 mins Cook 1 hr Q £ 2.67 a portion 291 kcals, 9g fat, 2g sat. fat, 9g sugar
2 tbsp sunflower oil 400g skinless chicken thighs, cubed 1 onion, finely chopped 3 carrots, finely chopped 3 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 thyme sprigs or ½ tsp dried 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried 600ml vegetable or chicken stock 2 x 400g cans haricot beans chopped parsley, to serve
Heat the oil in a large pan, add the chicken, then fry until lightly browned. Add veg, and fry for a few mins more. Stir in the herbs and stock. Bring to the boil. Stir well, reduce heat, then cover and cook for 40 mins. Add the beans, then simmer for 5 mins. Top with parsley and serve with crusty bread.
Freeze for up to 3 months, defrost fully, then heat through.
Use up your left-over meat! Throw in some bacon or chorizo while you're frying the chicken