Mexicali Chicken Stew

Mexicali Chicken Stew

Mexicali Chicken Stew

Prep and Cook Time 20 minutes


Makes 4 servings


1 package (about 1 ounce) taco seasoning mix, divided
12 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs
Nonstick cooking spray
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes with onions, celery and green peppers
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
1 package (9 ounces) frozen green beans
4 cups tortilla chips


  1. Place half of taco seasoning in small bowl. Cut chicken thighs into 1-inch pieces; coat with taco seasoning.
  2. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook and stir chicken 5 minutes over medium heat. Add tomatoes, corn, beans, and remaining taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes. Top with tortilla chips before serving.

Cook's Notes

To lighten up this dish, simply substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts for the thighs. Each cup of cooked light meat has 44 less calories and 8 less grams of fat than a cup of dark meat.

Serving Suggestion

Serve nachos with the stew. Spread tortilla chips on a plate; dot with salsa and sprinkle with cheese. Heat just until the cheese is melted.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 955 mg
Protein 20 g
Fiber 5 g
Carbohydrate 52 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Total Fat 13 g
Calories 396

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1-1/2
Meat 2
Vegetable 3
Starch 2

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