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Braised white beans with chicken and parmesan

For a vegetarian option, double the white bean recipe and serve it with char-grilled bread drizzled with olive oil and rubbed with garlic.

You'll need

500 ml (2 cups) chicken or vegetable stock 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 800 gm canned white beans, drained, rinsed under cold water 2 thyme sprigs 100 gm thinly sliced curly kale 40 gm finely grated parmesan, plus extra, to serve   Chicken meatballs 500 gm minced chicken 60 gm parmesan, finely grated 50 gm fine fresh sourdough breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tbsp thyme


  • 01
  • For chicken meatballs, combine ingredients in a bowl, season to taste, form heaped tablespoons of mixture into balls and set aside on an oven tray.
  • 02
  • Bring stock to the simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Add meatballs in batches and simmer until just cooked (4-5 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Reserve stock.
  • 03
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and stir occasionally until tender (4-6 minutes). Add beans and thyme, stir to coat, then add reserved stock and simmer until reduced by half (4-5 minutes). Add kale, stir until beginning to soften (1-2 minutes), then add meatballs and stir to warm through. Add parmesan, season to taste, spoon into serving bowls and serve hot with extra parmesan.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Jul 2013

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