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Chicken, tarragon and white wine stew recipe

Chicken, tarragon and white wine stew recipe

25 ratings

Serve up this autumnal dish for the perfect midweek meal. Tender chicken thighs are simmered with white wine, cannellini beans and tarragon and served with warm crusty bread in this comforting recipe. Use the leftover stew the next day to make a creamy chicken and ricotta galette. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare, 1 hr 30 mins to cook
  • 486 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 skinless and boneless chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • handful tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 350ml white wine
  • 6 leeks, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 3 x 400g cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 700ml chicken stock
  • crusty bread, to serve
If you don't have any leeks, try using spring or white onions instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    6g 29%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 18.5g Protein 43.6g Fibre 6.3g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, 180°C fan. Heat half the oil in a large, lidded casserole pot and add the chicken thighs, seasoning well with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken on both sides until lightly golden, then remove and put to one side.
  2. Add the remaining oil, then add the onion and cook for 2 mins until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min. Stir in the tarragon and add the wine. Let it bubble for 2 mins, then add the leeks and cook for 5 mins more.
  3. Return the chicken pieces to the pot, stir in the beans, and pour in the stock. Let it bubble for a few minutes, then put the lid on and put it in the oven for about 1 hour or until chicken is tender. Spoon into 4 bowls, garnish with chopped tarragon and serve with warm, crusty bread.

Tip: Keep the leftover stew in a covered dish in the fridge for up to 3 days to make this chicken and ricotta galette recipe.

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