Curried Chicken and Butter Beans

Curried chicken and butter beans is a very healthy, delectable and economical dinner recipe. This dish can be accompanied by starches which includes rice, potatoes, yams, dumplings, and of course you can use your favourite starch.

Herbs and spices are also added to get a better flavour. As you know, herbs and spices always give meat a unique flavour.


Makes 4 Servings

3 lbs chicken
1 can butter beans
2 tbsp curry
2 tsp butter
1 tsp garlic powder
2 sprig thyme
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium sweet pepper, chopped finely
2 stalks escallion, chopped
2 tbsp cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Skin, clean and wash chicken in lime and water or vinegar and water solution, then cut up in medium to small pieces.

Step 2: Season chicken with curry, salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, sweet pepper, escallion and onion. (It is always best to season meat from overnight for a better flavour).

Step 3: Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium flame.

Step 4: Add seasoned meat, cover and let cook until water and oil has dried out a bit.

Step 5: Add half cup of water and butter, cover and allow to cook.

Step 6: When water has dried down check chicken to see if it is almost cooked. Add some more water to finish cooking chicken.

Step 7: When water has dried down add butter beans with the water that is in the tin (the water in it helps to give gravy a thick and nice consistency).

Another way to prepare chicken and beans is making brown stew chicken with butter beans. It is the same method as the one above. The only difference is, instead of adding curry, add a medium tomato chopped finely and 1 tbsp ketchup after adding the last water for cooking.

Also, instead of using butter beans, diced irish potatoes and/or diced carrots can be used. In this case you would add the carrots and irish potatoes when you add the first half cup of water.

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