Sticky marmalade chicken with ’nduja haricot beans

Sticky marmalade chicken with ’nduja haricot beans
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min Oven time 35-40 min

This marmalade chicken dish takes sweet and zingy lemon and marmalade and uses them to marinate chicken thighs, which are roasted alongside ‘nduja spiked haricot beans for a flavour-packed midweek meal. The whipped tarragon ricotta on the side pairs beautifully with the spicy beans.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
388kcals
Fat
21.4g (7.1g saturated)
Protein
27.8g
Carbohydrates
18.4g (9.2g sugars)
Fibre
5.5g
Salt
0.8g
Calories
388kcals
Fat
21.4g (7.1g saturated)
Protein
27.8g
Carbohydrates
18.4g (9.2g sugars)
Fibre
5.5g
Salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 4 tbsp seville orange marmalade
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • tbsp olive oil
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

For the whipped tarragon ricotta

  • 250g ricotta
  • 250g greek yogurt
  • 6 tarragon sprigs, leaves stripped and finely chopped
  • Grated zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

For the ’nduja haricot beans

  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 45g ’nduja (see Know-how)
  • 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • 2 x 400g tins haricot beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped flatleaf parsley

Method

  1. Heat the oven 200oC fan/gas 7. Put the chicken on an oven tray or in a shallow roasting tin, then roast for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the marmalade, mustard, olive oil, lemon zest and juice in a small bowl to make a marinade.
  2. Remove the tray of chicken from the oven, then spoon over the marinade. Roast for a further 20 minutes, basting at least twice during that time with the marinade and any cooking juices.
  3. For the whipped tarragon ricotta, use a balloon whisk to mix everything together or whizz briefly in a food processor. Cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. For the ’nduja haricot beans, season the shallots with salt, then fry in the oil over a low- medium heat until sweet and tender (about 10 minutes). Stir in the garlic, fennel seeds, ’nduja and smoked paprika, then cook for 2 minutes more. Add the haricot beans and any juices from the chicken, then warm through, remove from the heat and stir in 2 tbsp of the chopped parsley.
  5. Spoon the whipped ricotta onto a large serving plate, make a well in the centre, spoon in the haricot beans and place the chicken on top. Scatter with the remaining parsley and serve. Alternatively, serve the chicken and beans with the whipped ricotta on the side.

delicious. tips

  1. Marinate the chicken up to 1 day ahead and keep covered in the fridge.

  2. Nduja is a spicy, spreadable Calabrian sausage. Buy it in Waitrose or online from Ocado, Sous Chef and The Dorset Meat Company.

Recipe By

Cherie Denham

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