I LOVE soups, stews and basically anything you can put in a crock pot and let cook all day long! The less prep work the better for me! I adapted this recipe from one I found over at SixSistersStuff. I love soup recipes because you can really adapt them to meet your family's wants and needs!
There are several things that make this a quick meal. It is a ONE pot meal….I love that! You are getting your proteins, your veggies, your carbs…all in one pot! There isn't a lot of prep work involved….if you use quick and easy ingredients like I have!
I LOVE buying the fully cooked, diced, grilled chicken breast pieces at my local Dillons store. I found these on sale for $3.99. It is saving me so much time! I just dump the whole bag of chicken into the crock pot frozen!!
I also LOVE to use minced garlic. You can get a huge jar that will last a long time. I use a lot more garlic since I started getting these big jars of it in the produce section! It may not be quite as good as a fresh clove of garlic…but almost and without all the hassle.
There are lots of variations you can use in this recipe. You can add MORE veggies…onions, bell peppers, celery. You can use jarred salsa in any heat you like. You can use more or less chicken broth depending on how soupy you want your stew. The sky is the limit! I hope I am giving you a great starting place and you can modify to please your family's palate!
- 4-5 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into small chunks
- 2 cans Fiesta Corn do not drain
- 1 can Rotel do not drain
- 16 oz. bag baby carrots cut into smaller pieces
- 1 bag frozen fully cooked diced chicken or 4 diced chicken breasts cooked or raw
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons onion powder omit if you choose to put diced onion in
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 32 oz. container chicken broth plus 14.5 oz can chicken broth
- diced jalapenos if desired amount is up to you and how much kick you want
- tortilla chips for dipping in stew if desired
- shredded cheese to top stew if desired
Place your chicken into a large crock pot (you will need at least a 6 or 7 qt. crock pot).
Add your cubed potatoes and diced carrots.
Add your fiesta corn and rotel plus the liquid from the cans.
Stir in your garlic, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
Add diced jalapenos now if you choose.
Pour chicken broth over ingredients and stir.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Top with shredded cheese and serve with tortilla chips if desired!
Tips: You can increase the kick by adding more jalapenos to this stew. If you like it really hot you can add cayenne pepper also! This makes a large pot of stew...great for parties or when you want some yummy leftovers.
Adapted from from Six Sisters' Stuff