Chipotle chicken

Chipotle chicken

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(33 ratings)

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


  • 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

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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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10th Aug, 2018
Easy recipe that the whole family enjoy. I serve it with green beans and
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21st Apr, 2018
I used chicken breast cut up into large chunks, didn’t brown first, just added them as per the recipe and they were lovely and tender. Found one tablespoon of chipotle a little hot for us. Will try 2 tsp next time. Needed quite a bit of seasoning, will also add chk stock cube too. 2 large cloves of garlic weren’t quite enough so will use an extra one next time, but we do love garlic! On the whole tasty and satisfying, but hopefully be extra special with the changes next time. Very quick and easy to do.
24th Apr, 2016
Followed recipe to the letter except for adding a red pepper, great dish and will be a regular recipe
27th Jun, 2015
This was really disappointing. Even the chipotle paste didn't do anything for it. Only cook if you like bland tomato-based dishes.
7th Mar, 2015
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.
27th Feb, 2015
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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!
7th Oct, 2014
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!
23rd Jan, 2014
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.
8th Jul, 2013
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).
6th Dec, 2012
as a student i found this recipe easy, cheap and very tasty


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