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Mexican Chicken Stew

This may sound like a labour intensive, complicated dish but it really is the completely opposite – in fact, you could whip it up as a healthy mid-week family meal with ease. In regards to the spicy element, perhaps go with the trial and error method when using your chipotle paste. You don’t want it to burn the roof of your mouth off!


Mexican Chicken Stew

Prep Time:



Serves 4 People


£1.24 per Person



  • Ingredients

    1tbsp Vegetable Oil
    1 Onion Finely Chopped
    3 Garlic Cloves Crushed
    1 Red Pepper Deseeded and Chopped into Medium-Sized Chunks
    1-2tsp Chipotle Paste Depending on Heat Desire
    1tsp Brown Sugar
    400g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
    1tbsp Tomato Puree
    500g Chicken Breast Around 3 Breasts
    400g Tin Kidney Beans Drained and Rinsed
    A Handful of Coriander Leaves
    Black Pepper

How to Cook

1. Heat your oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion and red pepper for a few minutes with a sprinkling of salt until the onion is almost tender. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute.

2. Put the chipotle paste and brown sugar in the pan and stir through. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and kidney beans, then fill the empty tin of tomatoes with water and pour that in too (give it a swirl in the tin to get any tomato juices off the side).

3. Stir, bring to the boil, season with salt and pepper then place the whole chicken breasts in the pan – add more water if the chicken isn’t completely covered.

4. Simmer for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, then lift the breasts out of the pan and shred them into small pieces using two forks. Put the shredded chicken back into the stew and heat through again for a few minutes. Serve on its own topped with the coriander leaves, or with tortilla chips on the side.

Spruce it Up

Don’t limit yourself to kidney beans here. You can throw in any beans and pulses you have in the cupboard to really bulk it out.

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