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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sarahb1973's picture
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This was lovely. Found chipotle paste in sainsburys. I cooked a whole chicken in the oven and made the sauce separately then added the shredded chicken. Did need to up the amount of tomatoes in the sauce. Also added sliced red pepper, sundried tomatoes and a tin of kidney beans. Served on rice but with a few tortillas on top with a dollop if sour cream and home made salsa. Very simple to make and would definitely make again.

anniepalitoy's picture
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We loved this - I couldn't get the chipotle paste so used what another reviewer had suggested; a sachet of fajita seasoning (in my case Old El Paso original fajita seasoning). I also used an extra 300g of chopped tomatoes to give us more sauce. The whole thing came out very tasty, and the fact that the chicken breasts are cooked entirely in the sauce (without frying first) means they're tender and moist when shredded. Next time I will probably add some beans to the mix to add a bit of variety. We had flour tortillas with ours, using them to scoop up the stew and rice, and it made for a fun and satisfying meal.

maeveeustace's picture
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Tried this recipe and loved it!! After tasting I added more paste for more heat but that was a personal choice. So quick and easy. A definite 5 star recipe!! And it's low fat!! Bonus!!

loufromaus's picture
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Fantastic recipe, the chipotle paste makes a big difference, giving a smoky flavour. I used turkey breast fillets, and put it in the slow cooker for a few hours. We used it as burito filling with lettuce and sour cream. SO good!

narymer's picture
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Very easy to make, add 2 teaspoons of chipotle paste & 1 teaspoon of chilli powder & 3 fresh chillies, if you like it spicy!

mdej123's picture
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This dish was OK, think it needed a lot more spice, didn't have chipotle paste so used harissa, maybe that was the difference. The leftover chicken and juices, I chucked in a batch of cous cous and had for my lunch the next day, which was nice.

sbbluntman's picture
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Also struggled to find chipotle paste so I used Tabasco's chipotle version. Tasted great :)

natregan's picture

Had this a while back and just came across it in the recipes again.. not sure if I left a comment last time or not...but made this and it was thumbs up all around. Really really tasty and didn't leave you feeling bloated or anything....felt healthy and tasty, which is always good. Lovely with a little rice and a salad.....

rachelulu's picture

Really tasty family dinner! I used chicken thigh fillets which worked really well and found the chipotle paste in Sainsbury's made by a company called Trees Can Dance.

Lovely with rice, a dollop of soured cream and some corn bread and honey butter.

lolacherrycola's picture
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With a few additions I really liked this. For some reason, maybe I just bought massive chicken breasts, I found once the chicken had been shredded there was barely any tomatoey goodness. So at that point I popped in another can of tomatoes and another teaspoon of chipotle paste and some hot water and it became a stew again. I also added some sweet red peppers and chorizo (so much for low fat). Really enjoyed it after that.

rubyann's picture
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Very nice, added 3 red chilli's on top of the chipotle paste, wouldn't have been spicy otherwise. No way would it feed 4 adults. Just enough for 2.

jennahead's picture
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Got tinned chipotles at the Glasgow Lupe Pintos shop at the end of my street. Absolutely gorgeous - this is a regular favourite!

charlie007's picture
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Lovely Dish - could find chipotle paste so I combined equal amounts of Franks Hot Sauce (available in all supermarkets) and smoked paprika.

Served with rice and tortillas chips and a sprinkling of spring onions - mmmmm

juliegoldie's picture
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Quick, simple and delicious!

sfolega1981's picture
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Found the Chipotle paste in Asda for those that can't find it. I was looking forward to this recipe but found it quite uninspiring to be honest. There was no sauce left after cooking either so although the chicken was tender, the overall texture was fairly dry (Would be fine for inside wraps, but not for rice, wedges etc.

Will be looking for other recipes to use the paste with as doubt I'll be making this one again. :-(

pippahockey's picture
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I basically made a combination of this and this: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3479/mexican-chilli-chicken
so added red pepper, smoked paprika & chilli powder & chicken stock rather than chipotle paste, i also doubled the canned tomatoes and used turkey (cheaper and lower fat) - so basically changed the recipe completely but it was devine... oh, and i put in a can of black beans.... heaven.

macskitchen's picture
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Too tomatoey for some tastes. The chicken breasts I used were too big, and seemed to take forever to cook through. Wont be rushing to do this again

jevidrian's picture

This was really yummy, I couldn't get the paste so I added a tsp of chilli powder and a tsp of smoked paprika and it worked really well and served it with wraps and sour cream.

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