Southwest Chicken Stew

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I can't remember where I found this recipe but it is one of my family's favorites. I always make double and freeze some to take to work for lunches. It sounds spicy with the jalapeno peppers but it is not really that hot and you can adjust the number of peppers you use, if you want it hotter or milder. If you have a large microwave oven as I do, you can prepare this whole dish in a 4 quart casserole dish. If not, simmer in a large pot on the stove (you may need a little extra broth if doing it this way). The tortilla chips are used just to thicken the broth at the end.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook chicken pieces in microwave or boiling water and drain.
  2. Dice chicken and place in large pot.
  3. Add everything else except the tortilla chips and kidney beans.
  4. Simmer until potatos are tender.
  5. Add kidney beans and tortilla chips and cook a few minutes more until beans are heated through and broth is thickened.


Most Helpful

I agree about the blandness part. It needs a little more spice to it. I added chili powder, but next time I would increase all the spices. I also had to add cornstarch to thicken it. Good stew, just needs some work.

carlamoose January 29, 2008

The dish was great, but a little bland. It reminded me of a white chili, but I probably should have added a few more seasonings as it was a little bland. (It could have been the jalapenos I bought were pretty mild...there really wasn't any spiciness to it at all.) I'd also recommend serving with with some tortilla shells (if you like a little crunch) and cheese and sour cream. It really makes it a rich and filling meal!

MonkShack December 16, 2007

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