Mung Bean & Chicken Hot Pot

Marvellous Meatless MealGet Your Pulses Pumping

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Marvellous Meatless MealGet Your Pulses Pumping

Mung Bean & Chicken Hot Pot is a mildly spicy and fulfilling meal all in a bowl. Mung beans are nutrient dense and easy to digest. They’re a gas-free bean, unlike other varieties of legumes, making them a popular choice for many legume recipes.

canola oil cooking spray
dried whole mung beans (Soak overnight prior to making this recipe)1 1/2 cups
onion, brown, fresh, chopped1
garlic clove, finely chopped1
chili, red / green, deseeded, finely chopped1
tomato passata cooking sauce, salt-reduced1 1/2 cups
cumin, ground1 tsp
turmeric, ground 1/2 tsp
red capsicum, fresh, deseeded, diced1
capsicum, green, fresh, deseeded, diced1
chicken stock, liquid, salt-reduced2 cups
BBQ chicken or cooked chicken breast meat, pulled300 g
rock salt & cracked pepper to season

  1. Drain and rinse mung beans well under cold water after they've been soaking. Place beans into a medium-sized saucepan. Add enough water to cover the beans. (1/½ cups dried beans = 4½ cups water.) Place on stove top and bring to the boil uncovered.

  2. Reduce heat, place lid on top and simmer for 40-45 minutes, or until the beans are tender. When done, drain mung beans. Using a potato masher, mash the mung beans in the saucepan until smooth.

  3. Spray with oil and heat a large frying pan. Sauté onion, garlic and chillies for 4-5 minutes. Stir in tomato cooking sauce and spices, then add the mashed beans. Add capsicums, pour chicken stock over the top, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, covered.

  4. When ready to serve, add the pulled chicken to the mung bean hot pot and season with salt & pepper.

  5. TCB Tips:

    - Mung beans’ health benefits are impressive. They offer 14g of protein per cooked cup and are a good source of dietary fibre. Mung beans are easy to add to many of the recipes in this cookbook - soups, stews, salads, rissoles, patties, even stir-fries.

    - Substitute mung beans if unavailable, with dried black beans, lentils or kidney beans.

Calories (per serving) 213
Protein 20.8g
Carbs 28.5g
Fat 1.8g



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