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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runaway87's picture
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Lovely recipe! I'm not usually a fan of spicy things but this is great. Couldnt find chipotle paste in the local supermarkets so on the advice of a few reviewers on here used smoked paprika instead, worked a treat. Also added some pancetta chopped up finely with the onions.Served it with rice and tortilla chips, with some sour cream dip, will definately be making this again!

rebeccalhaines's picture
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We loved this recipe! Made this tonight for tea, couldn't find chipotle paste in Tesco (we don't have a Waitrose locally) so used as some other reviewers suggested dried chilli and loads of smoked paprika. We also used chicken thighs instead of breast as we prefer the taste of thigh meat. Would definitely make it again!

littlemy94's picture
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Really nice :)
Blitzed roasted peppers and tomatoes instead of using tinned. Also used extra chipotle paste.
And served with the smoky sweet potato wedges.

skinnymoomoo's picture

Made this a few times for dinner, we all love it. I use 2 cans of tomatoes cause there doesn't seem alot with just one. I don't use brown sugar as I never have any and I use normal jalepenos chopped finely and some smokey bbq sauce! still tastes gorgeous! :)

phil929's picture
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Loved it! Clean plates all round!

sophieredican's picture

Really quick and tasty. I couldn't find the chipotle chilli so I used smoked Paprika and a couple of mild chillies instead (incidently Tesco sell dried Chipotle chillies). I served mine with homemade corn tortilla's and rice. Yum!

clareyb's picture

I cooked this tonight and it was really easy and yum. I got slightly worried that it would dry up and so added some water, but this made it too watery so I won't be adding it the next time! :)

jayley87's picture

I'm a little worried as I don't like spacy food.... this looks and sounds lovely, but is it too spicy ?

missb75's picture
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Made this at the weekend for a group of friends. Couldn't find the paste anywhere so used fresh red chillis and some jalapenos from a jar plus some chilli sauce.
Went down a treat with everyone.
One can of tomatoes isn't enough however - I had to add an extra one just to cover the chicken and I only used 3 breasts rather than 4.

alexandrareah's picture
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bland, watery, not exactly a stew, added chillis and jalapenos, which added a kick but no substance behind it, disappointing

paulacogar's picture
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I found this recipe very disappointing. I did use the chipotle paste which i found in Waitrose, but it still was quite bland and one dimentional.

pushkinpassey's picture
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It was great! Everyone loved it! I added 2 green rocket chillies and a bit of paprika as well because we love an extra kick!

The only thing was that some people said that the tomatoes were overpowering in taste, so please make sure you cook the tomatoes well.

pushkinpassey's picture
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It was great! Everyone loved it! I added 2 green rocket chillies and a bit of paprika as well because we love an extra kick!

The only thing was that some people said that the tomatoes were overpowering in taste, so please make sure you cook the tomatoes well.

suzannedorgan's picture

Made this tonight and myself and my husband thought it was really tasty. I couldn't find the chipotle paste in Dublin but I did find Chipotle chillis in a small tin in the Food Emporium in Abbey Street (if anyone from Dublin is reading this!!). I blitzed them in a blender and used a teaspoon and kept the rest in a jar in the fridge. I will use more than a teaspoon though the next time. I was spicy at the start of cooking but wasn't as when the cooking time was over.
The chicken was gorgeous and moist. I served it with boiled rice but might have it with the torilla wraps tomorrow!
Hands up who loves two day dinners!!!!

vesta11's picture
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Made this today, for dinner later in the week. Didn't have any chipotle in so used chilli and smoked paprika. Also added some cumin as well, tastes lovely looking foward to having for dinner. Very easy and quick!

margueritebourcier's picture
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Really easy and tasty! Will be having it a again.

stesar's picture
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I could not find the chipotle paste, so used harissa instead.
very nice

danb83's picture
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This recipe is an absolute gem! Ideal for a meal with friends or as part of a hot buffet. It's so so easy!
Like many I struggled to find the chipotle paste, but people in the North West who live near a Booths supermarket and larger Sainsbury's also stock the discovery brand.
That said, I think the many variations that not being able to find this ingredient brings out, is one of its charms. I used mild chilli powder, half a teaspoon of lazy chillies (for the kick) and then put in chopped Chorizo sausage with the chicken to give the nice smoky flavour.
I also find using extra tinned tomatoes instead of liquid helps give a more thicker and richer sauce too.
Yum!

chocolatnoir's picture
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This is a delicious, low fat and quick and easy recipe for in the week - before we eventually tracked down chipotle paste in Waitrose, we used a packet of fajita seasoning mix instead which worekd well. When using the chipotle paste, I use a tablespoon rather than teaspoon for a decent kick. I serve this with a wholemeal toasted pitta bread to keep it healthy and filling. Yum!

kirstyinnes2002's picture

I normally love all the recipies that I try on this website, but not this one. I can't say that it was 'bad' just disappointing. Maybe it is because none of my local supermarkets stock the past so I just used chilli and tomato past and one tsp of smoked paprika - also didnt go down to well with the kids who normally enjoy wraps.

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