Ok, it's not the healthiest meal in the world but a dish full of haricot beans and garlic has some benefits. Think small portions perhaps with salad or some fruit afterwards.
Spanish Chorizo with Haricot Beans - Serves 2 adults and 1 toddler with some leftovers
200g, 7oz Haricot Beans
1 onion, finely chopped
5 cloves of garlic
1 tsp olive oil
175g, 6oz Chorizo
4 Chicken thighs, bone in
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 bay leaf
Parsley, crusty bread and / or salad to serve
Soak the dried haricot beans overnight in cold water. Drain. Put into a saucepan with fresh boiling water, bring to the boil and boil for 15 minutes.
While the beans are boiling, saute the onion in the oil until softened. Add in the garlic. When the garlic is softening, add in the chorizo and fry gently until the oils start to run.( Put this to one side.
Fry the chicken, (dry, skin side down) in a non stick pan until browning. Once the beans have boiled for 15 minutes, put the chorizo, chicken, beans and add in boiling water to cover the beans and add in a bay leaf.
Simmer for 45 - 1 hour, with the lid off if turning up the heat a bit at the end if it looks a bit too liquid. When the haricot beans have softened, take out the pieces of chicken and remove the skin and bones returning the meat to the pan. Stir and serve.