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Simple Simmered Chicken with Five Green Vegetables

3.5/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 35-45 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Simple Simmered Chicken with Five Green Vegetables
Get your five-a-day in one tasty hit!


  • 8 large chicken thighs, skin removed, but bone still in
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 x 10g good quality chicken stock cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • water
  • 150g frozen peas
  • 150g mange tout
  • 75g fine beans, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 small head broccoli, broken into small florets
  • 1 small 100g bag fresh spinach
  • 6 tbsp low calorie mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed finely
  • 4 tbsp chopped coriander or parsley or both, really up to you
  • 2 pinches black pepper
  • pinch of paprika

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  • Place the chicken thighs, onions, stock cube and garlic into a deep saucepan.
  • Just cover with cold water and bring to the boil.
  • Turn the heat down, partially cover with a lid and simmer for 30-35 minutes.
  • At the 35-40-minute point, check the liquid content. Make sure there is about 2cm above the meat.
  • Add the peas, mange tout and peas and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a pan of simmering water or in a microwave cook the broccoli and drain well.
  • Add the broccoli and spinach to the stew and stir in well, but carefully.


  • In a small bowl mix the mayo, garlic, herb or herbs, pepper and paprika.


  • Serve the chicken and vegetables in a deep bowl with the garlic mayo separately.

Phil's Tips

Garlic Mayo

Don't forget the Garlic Mayo

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