By Rose's Granddaughter on March 29, 2005
Photo by Pierre Dance
Photo by Pierre Dance
"My mother gave me this recipe. She found it while clipping coupons. It is from S&W. This is the best stew I have ever eaten and my family requests me to make it quite frequently. It has become a "comfort food" for us. Perfect to make if you have leftovers after baking a large turkey or chicken. Can be made vegetarian or vegan if desired."
Serving Size: 1 (476 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 5
"This was a very tasty and hearty meal. My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. To save time I used canned chicken and used the broth from the canned chicken. I added additional broth to the mixture due to personal preferences and since the soup was so hearty. We added cheese and sour cream to our individual bowls. Thank you for this recipe!"
"Excellent! I just finished making this and it is addictive!! I made a couple of minor adjustments simply because you do what you have to do… I used Rotel instead of green chiles, I didn’t have those on hand. I used a whole 14.5 ounce can of chicken broth because I hate left over stock (I always forget I have it in the freezer and someone will throw it out). The had to cook up the chicken in the soup pot first with salt, pepper and other spices, then added the onions and garlic. Once that was fully cooked I added the rest. Very yummy and really easy to make!!! The Rotel adds a nice zing to it if you like that!! Thanks for sharing!!!"
"Do NOT use left-over turkey! The turkey has too much poultry flavoring which muddles any 'Mexican' taste."
"My husband loved this! We added a little cheese and sour cream on top and ate it with corn bread."
"This was very tasty. We skipped the diced chiles, we're spice lightweights."
"I LOVED this recipe. I made it exactly as is although I did add extra chicken broth to make it a little more soupy. This is a wonderful "base" for possible stews of all kinds. The variations are endless. It is more tomato-y than Mexican in my opinion but EASILY you can add spices of all kinds and it is delicious...which is what makes it so great. It's a basic soup to work from according to your preference...and it is delicious as is! Definitely try this if you love soups and stews as comfort foods. Cheap, economical, easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes."
"We loved this! Great way to use leftover chicken and a fast, easy weeknight meal. You so gotta try this. I'll be making it again and again. Thanks!"
"Awesome! The ONLY change I made was to double the chicken broth/cornstarch mixture since I wanted more of a soup-like consistency. Very much like a WW Tortilla Soup recipe I have posted but much, much faster. Easily ready in 20 minutes."
"I loved this! Only had one can of tomatos, so used some salsa also. Great with corn muffins."
"A keeper.I served it with corn bread, and a dish of sour cream on the side....my son ate his bowl with corn bread, the took another bowl with sour cream and ate it with tortilla chips...needless to say I'll be making this often. Thanks so much for sharing!"
"I made this last night with some leftover Thanksgiving turkey and it was absolutely delicious! My husband loved it. I did have a little extra time so I let it simmer an extra 20 minutes or so. I also served it over rice, to stretch it a little further. For the reviewers who would like to cut down on the salt, McCormick's sells a reduced-sodium taco seasoning - I used one envelope of this and the salt was just right. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Easy Easy Easy and Fast to make. And healthy too. My husband who took this in his lunch swears that it tastes good cold too. If you buy the onions pre-chopped and the chicken is already cooked, there is less than five minutes prep time. It smells SO good while it is cooking. I like the fact that you can buy the ingredients in bulk and make it at any time. This will become our "comfort food" too."
"Easy comfort food on a cold night! After reading the reviews, I shredded a can of white meat chicken and substituted 1 can Original Rotel tomatoes instead of adding the 4-oz can of chilies. Loved the addition of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream on top. This will be a good, quick weeknight recipe since I usually have all of the ingredients on hand. Thanks!"
"Instant favorite! Super easy, one-pot meal. Tastes even better on the second day. Freezes very well. Very adaptable recipe. Easily BOOST THE FLAVOR by toasting frozen corn kernals, caramelizing the onions and browning bite-sized pieces of raw chicken breast in the pot before adding all other ingredients. I have made this recipes many times and we like it best with chicken because it has a lighter and fresher taste (than with turkey or beef). I usually add 1 can each of red or white kidney beans, romano beans, and black beans. Green chilies are totally optional; just add a dash of hot sauce for some zing. If you require GLUTEN-FREE and/or LOW SODIUM OPTIONS, you can easily make your own taco seasoning. (Packaged taco seasonings usually contain wheat and have a very high sodium content. Most cooks will have all ingredients to make taco seasoning in their pantry: 1 Tbsp chili pwdr, 1/4 tsp garlic pwdr, 1/4 tsp onion pwdr, 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp salt (or less), 1/2 tsp black pepper."
"Very easy and delicious...instead of a packet of taco seasoning, I just looked at the label of one that was lying around and made my own. Rotel is probably a good sub for separate cans of tomatoes/chiles."
"Awesome awesome recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Easy to make and tastes delicious!!!"
"Excellent recipe! Made it for 3rd time and added some sliced carrots (2) and (1 med.) zucchini, like I saw in some of the other pictures. I used black beans, and the whole can of chicken broth. Somewhat like my tortilla soup but heartier. Very fast to make, great for weeknight cooking. I used the "365" cornbread recipe made with a high quality stone ground white corn meal. Yum!"
"I had to make a few minor changes to the recipe to avoid a trip to the store. I used leftover turkey. I also used a large can of crushed tomatoes and a can of Rotel instead of 2 cans of diced tomatoes and 4 ounce can of diced chilies. My can of corn was also larger than called for but I drained it and put the whole can in anyway. My stew was very thick (probably due to the crushed tomatoes) so I put in the whole can of chicken broth and left out the corn starch. It still turned out fantastic. I didn't have any because I don't eat turkey, but the rest of the family gave it 5 stars!"
"Loved it! Very healthy, easy and good! Followed the recipe exactly, don't change a thing!!"