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Southern Style Butter Beans with Chicken


Butter beans with chicken and seasonings.


  • 3 c. butter beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 sm. chicken, cut up or parts desired
  • 1 c. minced onion
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp. corn oil
  • 3 tbsp. prepared roux
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper
  • 1 1/4 c. water (more if needed)


Lightly brown chicken parts over medium heat in a heavy pot. Remove the chicken pieces and refrigerate while completing the beans. Saute onions and bell pepper in same pot until tender. Add butter beans and water; cook for about 20 minutes. Add the roux, chicken, salt and pepper; cook slowly until chicken and beans are tender. Add more seasoning, if desired.

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