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Mexican Chicken Stew

Mexican Chicken Stew

with Sweetcorn and Cheese

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Looking for a quick and tasty midweek dinner option? Try cooking up our Chicken Stew, Sweetcorn & Cheese in just 20 minutes for a delicious and speedy meal.

Allergens:MilkCereals containing gluten

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Preparation Time20 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

210 grams

Diced Chicken Thigh

1 clove

Garlic Clove

1 unit(s)

Echalion Shallot

1 pack(s)

Black Beans

1 tin(s)


1 pot(s)

Mexican Spice

1 pack(s)

Tomato Passata

1 sachet

Chicken Stock Powder

30 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese


2 unit(s)


(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

1 bag(s)

Baby Spinach

Not included in your delivery

200 milliliter(s)


Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2920 kJ
Energy (kcal)698 kcal
Fat22.0 g
of which saturates7.0 g
Carbohydrate70 g
of which sugars15.0 g
Protein47 g
Salt3.2 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Frying Pan
Cutting board
Garlic Press
Potato Masher
Baking Tray
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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a) Preheat your oven to 200°C. b) Heat a glug of oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat . c) Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and a pinch of salt and pepper. d) Fry, turning frequently until the chicken is browned on the outside, 3-5 mins.


a) While the chicken is cooking, halve, peel and thinly slice the shallot. b) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). c) Drain and rinse the blackbeans in a colander, put half of them in a bowl and roughly mash d) Add the remaining whole beans to the bowl too and stir to combine e) Drain and rinse the sweetcorn in a sieve.


a) Once the chicken is browned, add the shallot to the pan. b) Fry, stirring frequently until the shallot has softened, 3-4 mins. c) Stir in the Mexican spice, garlic and sweetcorn, cook, stirring, for 1 minute. TIP: Add less spice if you don't like heat. d) Pour in the passata, water (see ingredient list for amount), chicken stock powder and blackbeans (whole and mashed).


a) Add a pinch of salt, pepper and sugar (if you have some). b) Bring to the boil, stirring continuously, then reduce the heat to medium. c) Cover the pan with a lid or some foil and simmer until the the mixture is thick and the chicken is cooked, 6-8 mins. d) Stir every 2 mins or so. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.


a) While the stew cooks, grate the cheddar cheese. b) Cut each ciabatta in half as though you're making a sandwich. c) Place on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. d) Bake for 5 mins. e) Once the stew is cooked, stir in the spinach a handful at a time until wilted. TIP: Add a splash of water if needed.


a) Remove from the heat, taste and add salt and pepper if you feel it needs it. b) Serve in bowls with the cheddar scattered on top and the ciabatta alongside. Enjoy!