Mexican chicken stew

Mexican chicken stew

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(110 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Bring a touch of Mexican flavour to your midweek meal with this low-fat, one-pan supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal203
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.37g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste (we used Discovery)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

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  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into rings
  • a few coriander leaves
  • corn tortillas, or rice to serve
    Tortilla

    Tortilla

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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.

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carenscookin
19th Jan, 2014
***** Loved this dish. Added chorizo and red peppers and made enchiladas out of it. Forgot to buy salad, sour cream and guacamole but it still tasted amazing. Even my very fussy daughter woofed it down, can't wait to make it again with the extras next time!
Coliz
13th Jan, 2014
Made this for tea tonight in my slow cooker it was really yummy and even the kids enjoyed it.
Corolla4
3rd Jan, 2014
Excellent and easy. Used the slow cooker and lots more canned tomatoes than the recipe called for. Put loads of chipotle sauce in it, added cilantro, sweet corn, baby spinach, and white kidney beans. Going to serve it with soft flour tortillas tonight.
justina87
19th Dec, 2013
Love this dish! I use less chicken but add chorizo and it makes a massive difference. Also throw in the hottest chillies you can find and you are in for a treat!
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thecherub
27th Nov, 2013
This was very tasty, couldn't get chipotle pasta but added smoked paprika and chilli instead. Ended up rolling in wraps and turning into enchiladas in the oven. Will make this again, I imagine it could be used lots of different ways, like on baked spuds or with pasta. Yum
Fionafish87
19th Nov, 2013
Really tasty and healthy, just added ground coriander, ground cumin, paprika, 2 tsp of chipotle, splashes of worcester sauce and tabasco. Cooked chicken slowly in the sauce just on the hob, came out succulent and juicy, absolutely delicious!
rachthecook
17th Sep, 2013
Unfortunately its a no from me. Smelt great while cooking, however, even after adding double the amount of chipotle paste (Tesco) it was still very bland. There may well be ways to improve the recipe but I wont be making any attempts myself.
t1naba1l3y
11th Sep, 2013
A very quick, easy and delicious recipe. I added peppers and chick peas to mine which added an extra element, next time I think I will try adding celery and lentils and see how it turns out.
hazelmcn
10th Aug, 2013
Made this for dinner last night and was very tasty and very quick. I found a tesco own brand paste called chipotle chilli & smoked paprika paste and it worked perfectly. It's part of their "ingredients" range. I also added some sweetcorn for extra texture and served it with rice and creme fraiche.
foody999
6th Aug, 2013
Made this last night, it was very tasty! Have to agree with other comments re the amount of chipotle..I added 3 tsp. I used cooked chicken shredded which made it a very quick meal to prepare, served with chilli rice and beans...:)

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