Mexican chicken stew

Mexican chicken stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Bring a touch of Mexican flavour to your midweek meal with this low-fat, one-pan supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
203
protein
35g
carbs
6g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
4g
salt
0.37g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste (we used Discovery)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into rings
  • a few coriander leaves
  • corn tortillas, or rice to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and cook for 5 mins or until softened and starting to turn golden, adding the garlic for the final min. Stir in the sugar, chipotle paste and tomatoes. Put the chicken into the pan, spoon over the sauce, and simmer gently for 20 mins until the chicken has cooked (add a splash of water if the sauce gets too dry).
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan and shred with 2 forks, then stir back into the sauce. Scatter with a little red onion, the coriander, and serve with remaining red onion, tortillas or rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2010

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grace39's picture

This is a firm favourite in our house! I use the slow cooker which makes it super easy.
Only changes I make is I use 500g tomato pasata instead of chopped and I add chopped red peppers and a few carrots along with the onion before adding to the slow cooker. Serve with salad and new potatoes. great if you're having people over for dinner- hasn't failed to impress yet!

bigbaz34's picture
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Absolutely incredible and very simple, just had this one for dinner. I couldn't get the paste but I did use chilli poweder, cumin and paprika along with a bit of chilli sauce. I also added a bit more brown sugar than the recipe said. Left in the slow cooker for about 5 hours. Served in taco shells with a bit of cheese sprinkled on top...want some more now.

debbie29's picture

Very very tasty, definitely would make this again

laurab21's picture

Mmmmmm cooked this last night and was really impressed with the flavour i bought the paste from tesco and it was amazing, will defo make again

whats4t's picture

made this to the last letter of the recipe and it found it very disappointing, tasted of nothing in particular, just hot chicken, the sauce had no depth, won`t bother again.

shell-mcmillan's picture
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Lovely weekday dinner and very quick to make

emmalh's picture
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Didn't really live up to expectations we found it just a bit boring really even though I used chipotle paste (found in Sainsburys) I served it in tortillas like a fajita with a dollop of creme fraiche it was ok but won't rush to make again.

ckirke's picture
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Absolutely delicious and so simple. I used more chipotle paste than the recipe suggested, added 2 red peppers cut into batons and a bit of chorizo for extra bite. Served with Microwavable Mexican Rice and creme fraiche. Yum!

lawnor's picture
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I made this for a friend and we added a potato to it to try to bulk it out a bit. We taste tested it while cooking and found it lacking in flavour so we ended up adding 2-3 more spoons of chipotle paste and a little more sugar. The finished product had little in the way of heat or flavour and was ultimately dissapointing. The tomatoes were at the end of their shelf life so perhaps I should blame them? The onions I used may have been bigger than required too?
My friend and I both agreed that if we had diced up a spicy sausage like choritzo or pepperoni and added that near the end the meal would have been a lot better.

I plan on trying this recipe again with a fresher can of tomatoes and no potato to see if that improves things, but Ill likely have a sausage on standby when I do.

flossie1078's picture
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Absolutely loved this really tasty and my faddy husband liked it too. I am definitely going to try this in the slow cooker next time. Plenty left too for another day. Yum!

jennykw's picture
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Great recipe! I used Asda's chipotle, chilli and lime paste. I used three tsps of the paste and also a teaspoon of paprika and chilli powder! Instead of adding additional liquid I put another tin of tomatoes which gave it a nice texture and loved the shredded chicken technique! Served with Uncle Ben's Mexican bean rice which was a nice accompaniment!
I will definitely be making this again...Delicious!!

suarez's picture
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Liked this recipe but will add peppers next time to give a little more to it.

nat-ah-li's picture
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Really nice, excellent with flat bread.

natashabeth1915's picture
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The chicken was tender and I liked the fact that I didn't have to pre-chop it (chopping raw chicken is one of my pet hates) I added a teaspoon of Harissa paste also and a slosh of Henderson's Relish for extra flavour. The only problem was I was left with way too much runny liquid at the end of the cooking time which squired out of the tortilla wraps. I guess next time I may remove the lid of the cooker and give it 15 mins extra on high to reduce some of that liquid away. Otherwise a tasty, convenient family meal

embles's picture
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Used chipotle powder from the Coolchile company. Most of a teaspoon gave it a hefty kick.
Also added about a teaspoon of dried tarragon, cos if its good enough for Thomasina Myers, it's good enough for me.
Didn't taste watery at all, but I did simmer the sauce for a while before adding the chicken.
Serve with sour cream, cheddar, tortilla chips and rice.

crazy-lady's picture
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I cooked this recipe for dinner this evening. We will definitely be having it again. It had a nice flavour although when making it again I will be increasing the amount of Chipotle paste. That is just down to personal taste though. A quick and easy recipe to make.

fayedo75's picture
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Made this for a quick and easy dinner for friends. Perfect and liked by all.

vintageabbie's picture
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The flavour of the sauce was nice enough, but it just needed a little bit extra. maybe some red peppers in it or something, I'm not quite sure. At the moment it's just nicely done chicken in a tasty tomato sauce, but needs an additional something to finish it off.

mcsquee's picture
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tasty...but better if you leave it for the next day

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