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Mexican Chicken Stew


Mexican Chicken Stew

Mexican Stew

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp salt-free chili powder blend
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Sprinkle chicken with flour; toss to coat. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a nonstick Dutch oven. Add chicken; sauté 5 minutes until cooked through. Remove chicken from Dutch oven and set aside.
  2. Heat remaining 1/2 tsp oil in the Dutch oven. Add sweet potatoes, pepper and onion; cover and cook 7 minutes, stirring often, until lightly colored.
  3. Add water, tomatoes, chili powder, garlic and oregano. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes until vegetables are almost tender.
  4. Add corn and beans; simmer 2 minutes until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro.

If you crave the great taste of Mexican food, often high in fat and dripping with cheese, opt for this full-flavor stew loaded with fiber and antioxidants.


6 servings

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 305
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 44mg
Sodium: 514mg
Total Carbohydrates: 44g
Dietary Fiber: 10g
Protein: 25g

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