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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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.

24lol12's picture

Afraid we didn't like this at all, will just have to try some more of your recipes.

mands45's picture
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Absolutely delicious! Padded it out a bit with sliced green and red peppers and a tin of red kidney beans. Also, used half a jar of the chipotle paste and 2 tins tomatoes. Everybody loved it!

del_boy's picture

I couldn’t find chipotle paste anywhere locally, but I did find some dried chipotle chillies from my local Tesco’s.

I used three chillies, cut the stalks off and soaked them in a cup of hot water for 20 minutes. I then put the chillies and soaking liquid into my food processor and gave them a good mix. The chillies were hard to break down, so I had to remove them, chop them up by hand and throw them back in.

The ‘chipotle water’ was potent! I took a quick sniff, and it was very strong! I poured the liquid into my stew and it was perfect!!!

I’m sure the paste will be more convenient, but it is surely packed full of additives, preservatives etc. I used just the dried chillies and water…..and it was work the time and effort.

As I said, I bought the dried chillies from Tesco’s. They were rather pricey, but they are quite easily bought on line for the half the price! Just do a quick internet search and you’ll find them!

emmaleg's picture
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This is a nice recipe but no way would that amount of sauce do four chicken breasts. I made the full amount of sauce and used two chicken breasts and it was only just enough for that really. Very tasty though (needs good seasoning) and I served mine with rice with sour cream and grated cheese on top. I will also try a slightly longer cooking time when I try it again as the chicken could have been more tender.

joeups's picture
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I usually love your recipes but not sure what I did wrong, just found this a bit watery, insipid and quite boring! Easy to make and such a shame, as liked the flavour just not the outcome! I made my own paste as found dried Chipotle in Tesco's soaked then passed through a sieve!

meganvm's picture

Asda have recently started selling Discovery's chipotle paste- I got it from there and it's great! Does the job well.

amaloopy's picture
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Really easy to make. I doubled the quantities to feed a crowd and it was polished off!! One I will definitely make again x

heathben's picture
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This was really simple and tasted very good. I added some extra chilli, red pepper and celery, which needed using up. Will definatly do again as the chipotle paste is gorgeous.

amy0405's picture
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Made this for me and the boyfriend, he now requests it all the time! So easy though & better with some chilli powder in it :)

ncsh556's picture
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just made this - lovely. surprisingly spicy with just 1tsp of chipotle! think will but 2 tsps in when making for adults only though. excellent recipe

mel1983's picture

Delicious - really easy and works well as leftovers heated up! as per other comments I have a mild palate but upped the paste to 2 tsp and added some dried chillis - which gave a nice kick.
will definately be making again.

anuahas's picture
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Really lovely and easy recipe. I used chipotle sauce instead of paste and marinated the red onion slightly before serving.

dahlipoes's picture

Megar,
Thank you for your answer. I will look in the supermarket and see if I can find dried chilies.

megarrr's picture
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I couldn't find Chipotle Paste but I found Dried Chipotle chillies so I made my own paste. I rehydrated the dried chilies, chopped them up and and threw them in my mortar with some vinegar, tomato paste, cumin and coriander. Tasty times.

dahlipoes's picture

Please can somebody give me a recipe for chipotle paste.
I live in the netherlands and cannot buy this paste in the supermarket. If there is a substitute for the paste let me know.
thank you

mattccross's picture
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Couldn't find cjipotle paste so used some Old El Paso fajita spice mix - very nice!!!

iissyy's picture
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Very bland. Added more spice but there was no real taste! Just very watery.

temple09's picture
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I used twice as much chipotle paste as the recipe recommends, and I found it delicious with tortillas!
I wondered would people may suggest for something to bulk it out a bit. I just found that it needed an extra carbohydrate as part of the dish, maybe black eyed peas, or sweet potato?

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