Enjoy a delightful blend of flavours with this Smoky Chicken with Cheesy Mash and Garlicky Green Beans recipe. This comfort-food classic is not just delicious, but also convenient to prepare, making it an unparalleled choice for a weeknight dinner!
Each piece of chicken is lovingly seasoned with a smoky blend of spices that impart a rich, aromatic flavour, instantly transforming ordinary chicken into an extraordinary culinary delight.
Complementing the chicken is a mound of Cheesy Mash, an indulgent treat in its own right. Creamy mashed potatoes are elevated with the addition of sharp, tangy cheese, resulting in a side that is smooth, velvety, and brimming with cheesy goodness. This Cheesy Mash is a delightful contrast to the smoky chicken, creating a harmonious balance of flavours.
Adding a burst of vibrant colour and crunch to the dish are the Garlicky Green Beans. Sauteed until crisp-tender, these beans are tossed in a fragrant garlic dressing that imparts a subtle yet significant flavour kick. The garlicky beans not only add a welcome textural contrast but also bring a refreshing, palate-cleansing element to the meal.
In its entirety, this Smoky Chicken with Cheesy Mash and Garlicky Green Beans recipe is an exploration of flavours and textures, a symphony of elements coming together to create a fulfilling and delicious dinner option. Despite its gourmet appeal, this recipe is remarkably simple to prepare, making it perfect for those weeknight dinners when time is of the essence but compromise on taste is not an option.
Before you start, make sure to wash the veggies before you use them! You will also need some cooking tools, like Kettle, Saucepan, Fine Grater (or Garlic Press), Coarse Grater, Measuring Jug, Colander, Potato Masher and a Large Frying Pan.
Smokey Chicken With Cheesy Mash Garlicky Green Beans
- 450g Potato
- 80g Green Beans
- 30g Cheddar Cheese
- 4 Chicken Thighs
- 2 Tbsp BBQ Sauce
- 1 Onion
- 1 Spring Onion
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 Tbsp Chicken Stock Powder
- 75ml Water for the Sauce
Step 1: Fill and boil your kettle. When boiling pour the water into a sauce pan with 0.5 tsp salt and pop on to boil.
Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (no need to peel!).
Add the potatoes to the water and cook until you can easily slip a knife through, 15-20 mins.
Step 2: Meanwhile, halve, peel and thinly slice the onion. Then, trim the green beans and the spring onions then slice thinly.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press) and grate the cheddar cheese.
Step 3: Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on a medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, lay in the chicken thighs and sliced onion, fry until the chicken is browned on each side and cooked through, 13-15 mins. Turn every 2-3 mins.
After 8 mins, add the chicken stock powder, BBQ sauce and water (see ingredients for amount). Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and and simmer until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through, another 6-7 mins.
TIP: Add a splash more water if dry.
IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
Step 4: Heat a drizzle of oil in a small frying pan on a medium high heat. When hot add the beans and a splash of water and cover with a lid.
Cook covered for 3-4 mins, remove the lid add the garlic and cook for a further 1 minute.
Remove from the heat, and set aside. Cover with the lid to keep warm.
Step 5: Once the potatoes are cooked, drain in a colander and return to the pan off the heat.
Add the cheddar cheese and spring onion, a knob of butter and a splash of milk (if you have any) and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid to keep warm.
Once the chicken is cooked, taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper if needed.
Step 6: Now the best part! Share the mash between your plates and pop the smoky chicken and onion along side.
Share the green beans between your plates. Enjoy!