Chicken Thigh Stew Recipe with Jalapeño and Black Beans

Healthy chicken and black bean stew

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Lift your chicken stew with pickled jalapeño chilli peppers and top with soured cream and grated cheese for a healthy and hearty midweek meal


Try this healthy chicken stew, then check out our healthy chicken casserole, healthy chicken soup, healthy chicken stroganoff and more healthy chicken recipes.



  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • onion 1 small, chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • red pepper ½, cut into chunks
  • mild chilli powder 1 tbsp
  • cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • skinless chicken thighs fillets 6, cut into pieces
  • tomatoes 4, chopped
  • tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • chicken stock 300ml
  • black beans 400g tin, rinsed and drained
  • pickled jalapeños 2 tbsp of drained and chopped
  • coriander ½ a small bunch, chopped
  • soured cream to serve
  • mature cheddar grated, to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes until softened. Add the pepper and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Add the chilli powder and cumin seeds, and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes until opaque.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée and stock, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes then add the beans and jalapeños, and cook for another 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the coriander and serve in bowls with soured cream and cheddar.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 285
  • Fat 11.9g
  • Saturates 2.7g
  • Carbs 13.5g
  • Sugars 5.1g
  • Fibre 7.7g
  • Protein 27.2g
  • Salt 1.3g