Chipotle Chicken Stew

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Sink your teeth into the crisp exterior of roasted chicken skin and enjoy the tender juicy meat beneath. Add in the warmth of the thick, savory, tomato-based broth and just a hint of spice, and this chipotle chicken stew has levels of satisfying flavor that will make your tastebuds sing. 

Mexican Chipotle Chicken Soup!

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    What can I expect? 

    Made in a single pot with just a handful of pantry staples, this chipotle chicken stew is a beginner-friendly, no-fuss recipe! The key to creating the signature spice we’re looking to achieve is in using chipotle chiles and adobo sauce. 

    Used to provide extra warmth and just a touch of heat, this ingredient can easily be manipulated to suit your flavor preferences. For instance, if you’re sensitive to spice, be sure to remove the seeds. Or, simply use less chiles to reduce the level of heat, and don’t forget to add your favorite toppings! 

    Cilantro, avocado slices, cheese, and chopped red onion all make great additions to this healthy, high-protein recipe. No matter how you choose to serve it, you’re guaranteed to have a nutritious, family-friendly dinner on the table in under an hour. 

    Is Chipotle Chicken Stew Healthy? 

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      Let’s look at the main ingredients: 

      Avocado oil, onion, roasted tomatoes, broth, and chipotle chiles are natural, nutritious foods. Each has its own health benefits, adding nutrients and flavor to the dish. 

      But what about chicken thighs? What about the chicken skin? Aren’t they both fatty and unhealthy? 

      Neutral Eating has a practical stance on dark meat chicken and chicken skin:

      If you’re going to eat meat, make full use of the animal. Eating the whole animal is sustainable, nutritious, and humane.

      Both dark meat and chicken skin are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, protein, and natural fat energy. And the stuff is delicious. Doing right by the animal means you get to eat it all. Enjoy the dark meat. Enjoy the skin! Learn more about the Neutral Eating Food Philosophy here.

      Chipotle Chicken Stew Tips

      1. Use a meat thermometer

      Insert a meat thermometer into the center of your chicken thighs to ensure they reach an internal temperature of 170 F and are safe to eat before removing them from the pot. 

      2. Bulk it up. 

      This chipotle chicken stew is filling and flavorful served on its own. However, if you want to make it even more satisfying, try stirring cauliflower rice into the pot. Or, pair it with a side of low-carb dinner rolls! Finish your meal with a sweet treat like sugar-free chocolate toffee or sugar-free candied pecans, and you’ve got yourself a dinner that can’t be beaten. 

      3. Meal prep

      This chipotle chicken stew is a one-pot meal that’s fast and easy to prepare which means it’s a great option for meal prep. Once cooled, transfer leftovers to a glass container with a lid, and store them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Or, place them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, let your frozen stew thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, place it in a microwave-safe bowl, and warm it in the microwave until your desired temperature is reached. We suggest a microwave cover to avoid splatter. 

      4. Check your canned ingredients 

      Canned ingredients are affordable, healthy options, but only when they’re made with natural ingredients. Next time you’re buying canned peppers, chiles, or condiments, choose brands that contain ingredients you can pronounce. Also, know that most options do not need added sugar. 

      5. Prefer it extra spicy?  

      This recipe can easily be adjusted to satisfy your spice preferences. For extra heat, add another tablespoon or two of adobo sauce or a dash of your favorite natural hot sauce. 

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        Chipotle Chicken Stew

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        Chipotle Chicken Stew
        Prep Time:10 minutes
        Cook Time:30 minutes




        • Heat oil in a large dutch oven, add onion and garlic to the pot and saute for 3-4 minutes until starting to soften. Add spices to the pot and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
        • Add chicken to the pot and brown each side (about 5 minutes each). Make sure most of the chicken is touching the pan, and move the onions out of the way to do so.
        • Once browned add the tomatoes, broth, and chipotle chiles to the pot. Stir to combine.
        • Bring to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes.
        • Remove chicken from pot and remove bone and cut into pieces.
        • Add chicken back in.
        • Serve as is or add toppings of choice.



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        Servings: 4 servings
        Author: Neutral Eating
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