Rustic Mexican Stew

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 30m

2 servings, 2 cups each

A fiesta-in-a-bowl, this stew gets vibrant colors and flavor from scallions, carrots, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro and a whole ear of corn. Top it with diced avocado, hot sauce or salsa.

Make Ahead Tip: Add all the ingredients except the cilantro. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat; stir in cilantro before serving.

ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, sliced, white and green parts divided
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 can (14 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 ear of corn, husked and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

directions

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, garlic, scallion whites, carrot, jalapeno, salt and pepper to the pot and stir to combine. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the vegetables begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Uncover, add cumin and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, tomatoes, corn and the cooked chicken; increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a slow simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in scallion greens, lime juice and cilantro.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9238

nutrition information per serving

277 calories; 14g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 53mg cholesterol; 464mg sodium; 20g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 20g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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