BBC Good Food Magazine

Pulled chicken & black bean chilli


A big batch of chilli is a gift that keeps on giving as the flavours continue to develop after it’s cooked. Eating it the secomd time can be a very different experience depending on what sides you choose to pair it with.

SERVES 4 PREP 10 mins COOK 1 hr EASY ❄

2 tbsp sun lower oil

2 onions, sliced

4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 3 garlic cloves, inely chopped 1 tbsp oregano

1 tsp cumin seeds

3 tbsp chipotle in adobo or 1 tsp

chipotle paste

350g passata

1/2 chicken stock shot or cube 400g can black beans, drained but

not rinsed

1/2 lime, juiced cooked rice or tortillas, coriander, feta, lime wedges and chopped red onion, to serve (optional)

Heat the oil in a shallow saucepan or casserole dish with a lid. Tip in the onions and cook over a mediumlow heat for 5 mins until softened. Add the chicken and turn up the heat to medium. Stir in the garlic, a small pinch of sugar, the oregano, cumin seeds and some seasoning. Cook for a couple of minutes, then add the chipotle and cook for a few minutes more. Pour in the passata, 100ml water and add the stock. Season and bring to a simmer.

Cover with a lid and cook for 40-50 mins, stirring occasional­ly until the chicken is tender. Shred the chicken into the sauce using two forks, then stir through the beans. Simmer for 5 mins more, then turn o the heat. Squeeze in the lime juice. Will keep chilled for up to three days and frozen for up to two months. Defrost thoroughly, then reheat until piping hot. Serve with rice or tortilla wraps, and some coriander, feta, lime wedges and red onion on the side, if you like.

GOOD TO KNOW ibre • 2 of 5-a-day

PER SERVING 256 kcals • fat 10g • saturates 2g • carbs 18g • sugars 8g • ibre 7g • protein 19g • salt 0.9g

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