Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

Quick idea for chicken breasts: ready quickly in 25 minutes this recipe for two includes an easy white bean and cabbage mix that makes a fast midweek meal.



  • skinless chicken breast 1 large
  • olive oil
  • lemon 1, zested and juiced
  • spring onions 5, finely sliced
  • garlic 2 cloves, sliced
  • savoy cabbage 250g, shredded
  • cannelini beans 400g tin, rinsed and drained
  • chicken stock 200ml
  • double cream 100ml


  • Step 1

    Butterfly the chicken breast by slicing in half horizontally to make 2 thinner pieces. Put chicken between 2 sheets of clingfilm and gently bash with a meat hammer or rolling pin to flatten to an even thickness. Mix 1 tbsp olive oil with 1 tbsp of the lemon juice, half the zest and some seasoning and rub all over the chicken. Leave to marinate while you start the beans.

  • Step 2

    Soften the spring onion whites and garlic in the remaining oil in a frying pan. Stir in the cabbage and remaining zest for a minute, then add the beans and stock. Simmer for 8-10 minutes until the cabbage is tender and the stock almost all gone.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile heat a griddle pan until smoking hot, then add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through and charred.

  • Step 4

    Stir the remaining lemon juice and the cream into the beans with the spring onion greens and heat through before seasoning. Serve with the chargrilled chicken.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 549
  • Fat 36.3g
  • Carbs 22g
  • Fibre 14g
  • Protein 33.8g
  • Salt 0.4g