Southwest Chicken Stew for the Crock Pot

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Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This is another quick and simple recipe for your crock pot.
This recipe from New Mexico and a dear friend of the parish when I lived there- you remember the one with the 4 boys-Mathew,Mark,Luke and John. She is a marvelous cook and baker and I learned a lot of secrets from her when I was very young living there ( about 22). So that makes this recipe about 50 some years old for me . I do not know how long she had it in her family-- I just know-- It's so good.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8-10 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
6 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

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  • FIRST:

  • 3 large
    frozen chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    medium enchilada sauce ( i use mild)
  • 1 oz
    salsa verde
  • 2 Tbsp
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • SECOND:

  • 1/2 c
    manzanilla olives, sliced in half (large spanish olives)
  • 1 c
    frozen whole kernel corn
  • 15 oz
    can black beans,undrained
  • 15 oz
    can stewed tomatoes,diced
  • 1 tsp
    cumin (in her recipe but i don't use)
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced onion
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • THIRD:

  • 1/2 c
    instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    chicken bouillon granules or 1 cube

How to Make Southwest Chicken Stew for the Crock Pot

Step-by-Step

  1. First:
    Place all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on high for 2 hours.
  2. Second:
    Add these ingredients. Stir and cook 1 hour on high.
  3. Third:
    Cook rice in microwave safe dish and add to crock pot.( In place of the water and bullion you may use 1/2 cup of chicken broth).
    ---
    Remove chicken from pot - shred or dice and return to pot.
    Stir to mix in and cook on low for 1 hour,
    taste to adjust seasoning if needed.
    ---
    Serve with cornbread or tortilla chips and sprinkle top of stew with shredded cheese.

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About Southwest Chicken Stew for the Crock Pot

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chili
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican




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