Easy Spanish chicken

Healthy chicken breasts and butter beans get a flavour boost from a little bit of cooking chorizo and red wine. Green beans are excellent when in season, but you can also use broccoli, green cabbage or kale on the side.

With a GI of 58 this meal is high protein, low GI. Each serving (without rice) provides 352 kcal, 13g protein, 18.5g carbohydrates (of which 10.5g sugars), 13g fat (of which 4g saturates), 9g fibre and 1.7g salt.


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (each about 150g/5½oz), sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeds removed, cut into 4cm/1½in pieces
  • 1 courgette, trimmed, halved lengthways and cut into 1cm/½in slices
  • 100g/3½oz cooking chorizo, sliced
  • 100ml/3½fl oz red wine
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tin butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 160g/5¾oz long-grain rice
  • 175g/6oz green beans, trimmed (optional)
  • chopped fresh flatleaf parsley, to garnish
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Easy Spanish chicken

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