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Chicken and butter bean traybake recipe

Chicken and butter bean traybake recipe

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This simple chicken traybake has big, bold Med flavours from smoked paprika and dried and fresh herbs. Using storecupboard heroes and affordable chicken wings, it's a brilliant, budget-friendly family dinner. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 45 mins
  • 731 calories / serving


  • 900-1.2kg pack chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée​
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tin butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • Pinch of caster sugar (optional)
  • 100g Greek-style salad cheese, crumbled
  • 10g fresh basil, leaves picked and most roughly chopped
  • 4 white pittas, toasted
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    38g 54%
  • Saturates

    11g 55%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 47.9g Protein 45.6g Fibre 8.7g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 9, 240°C, fan 220°C. Put the chicken wings in a large, high-sided roasting tin with 1 tbsp oil and the paprika. Season, toss well, then spread out, skin-side up. Roast for 15-18 mins until the wings start to turn golden.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat and fry the onions with a pinch of salt for 5-6 mins until softened. Add the garlic, tomato purée and oregano, and cook for 2 mins until aromatic. Add the tinned tomatoes, then half-fill the tin with water and add to the pan with the butter beans. Season and add a pinch of sugar (if using), then bring to a simmer for 5-6 mins until slightly thickened.
  3. Set the wings aside; reduce the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Tip the bean mix into the empty roasting tin, scraping up any caramelised bits from the tin. Nestle in the wings, skin-side up, then return to the oven for 20-25 mins until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is golden. Stand for a few mins, then scatter with the cheese and basil. Serve with the pittas.

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