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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Stew

Throw everything in a pot, including our Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste and let this Mexican chicken stew cook slow ‘n’ low until the meat falls apart and the big Mexican flavours blend together to make something really special and as easy as anything you’ll ever cook! Serve it with rice.

Chef’s tip

You can use either bone-in or bone-out chicken. If using bone-in, you’ll simply need to remove these at the end (the chicken will literally fall off so this will be easy. Using bone-in thighs has the advantage of extra flavour. 

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    6 hours

  • Total time

    6 hours 10 mins

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How to make it

  1. In a slow cooker or a large saucepan with a lid, add all the stew ingredients, except the lime and coriander, and mix well.
  2. Put the lid on and cook on as low a heat as possible for about 3–4 hours, checking every hour or so, giving it a stir and topping up with boiling water, if necessary.
  3. When the chicken pulls apart easily, remove from the heat and leave to stand somewhere warm while you cook the rice.
  4. Sprinkle with the coriander and serve with wedges of lime.



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