Chipotle chicken

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Keep a jar of smoky chipotle chilli paste in your cupboard, to add a kick to a healthy chicken stew

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal286
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.64g
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  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1-2 tbsp chipotle paste (see tip, below)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 8 skinless chicken thigh fillets
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • soured cream and rice, to serve


  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil in a deep, wide frying pan until soft. Add the chipotle paste (use 1 tbsp for a mild flavour and 2 tbsp for a hotter, stronger one). Stir and cook for 1 min, then add the tomatoes and cider vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 mins with the lid half on. Stir to make sure it doesn’t get too dry.

  2. Add the chicken and cook for 10 mins or until cooked through, turning once. Scatter with coriander and serve with rice and soured cream.

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Comments (20)

darlingeric's picture

Followed recipe to the letter except for adding a red pepper, great dish and will be a regular recipe

heybear's picture

This was really disappointing. Even the chipotle paste didn't do anything for it. Only cook if you like bland tomato-based dishes.

mandnlee's picture

Made this tonight. Part shallow fried whole chicken breasts first, then oven baked on low while I made the sauce. Used 3 teaspoons of paste, but also added more chilli flakes and paprika. Served with vegetable one pot rice flavoured with 2 chicken stock cubes. Family recommends again.

carenscookin's picture

Lovely, tasty and quick meal. I used chicken breasts sliced and also added red pepper and a chicken stock cube, served with rice and french beans, clean plates all round!

bsbdesja's picture

Lovely, added a red pepper which was good--almost no vegetables otherwise! Used chicken breasts which I browned first in the frying pan and oil, before taking them out and carrying on with frying the onion etc. Five stars!

CailinLondon's picture

So simple but so tasty! I used chicken breasts cut into strips and substituted white wine vinegar for cider vinegar. I used 2 spoons of chipotle paste so it had just the right amount of a kick for me. Definitely plan to make again.

cjsansom's picture

Have made this few times now. It's quick, easy and tasty. Perfect for mid-week meal. Probably not enough to feed four but think we could just be greedy (and do have two teenage boys).

thekez01's picture

as a student i found this recipe easy, cheap and very tasty

shirls1's picture

Delicious, easy midweek dinner. Will definitely make again and try adding red pepper as suggested.

katieb47's picture

Really enjoyed this and so simple to make. I had coriander but forgot to add it, but don't think it mattered! Agreee that a red pepper would be a good addition - I served with wilted spinach which went really well with the smokey flavour and the sour cream. It is also a cheap meal and freezes well too so will definitely make again.

alexandrawoolley's picture

We made this tonight and it was very nice. I added red pepper as suggested. My husband said it needed more sauce, but I thought it was fine.

karenstobo's picture

This is a great quick and easy mid week dinner that the whole family loved will definitely make again

mrshwc's picture

DH loved it but I was hoping for more of a smokey, well-rounded flavour - I only tasted heat (don't mind heat but wanted some savoury influence too). Any ideas?

I might substitute half of the chipotle powder/tomato paste (all I had on hand) for Spanish smoked paprika next time. A dash of soy sauce and sugar didn't do much to deepen/round out the flavours. Added a red pepper which was nice.

jokiernander's picture

Yummy, I added a red pepper which worked perfectly

sutty's picture

I too ran out of cider vinegar so used white wine vinegar which seemed to be fine. Very quick and tasty. I will add peppers though next time as Nimmy suggested, as I think it will work well

shinzy91's picture

Absolutely loved it :) First recipe i've used and everyone was really impressed! :)

sharon50's picture

I followed Nimmy's suggestion and cooked in the oven. I also added some sweetcorn.

nimmy123's picture

This was such a quick and easy recipe! Instead of waiting for the sauce to simmer down, I put the chicken in and popped it in the oven! Next time I think I'll add a pepper to the sauce.

lordofmisrule's picture

Tasty and really quick and easy. Forgot that I'd run out of cider vinegar but white wine vinegar worked well too.

thynk2much's picture

This was gorgeous -- I was wary of using a paste but it gave a very authentic flavour.

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