Mexican Chicken Stew

By Stephen Ralph / September 2, 2016

Looking for a quick and easy meal to serve for your evening dinner? This Mexican chicken stew is a fantastic option. Rich in lean protein, high in fiber, and offering a good dose of complex carbohydrates, this is a fantastic meal for high energy days.

The barley in this recipe adds a unique twist and will replace the conventional brown rice that would normally be called for.

The tomatoes bring in some cancer-fighting lycopene to this dish while the salsa provides a number of key antioxidants, aimed at helping you stay as healthy as possible.

The peppers will give you a nice dose of vitamin C, helping keep your immune system strong and you feeling your very best.

This Mexican chicken stew could even be made substituting beef in for chicken if desired. As it is lower on the fat side of things, if desired, you could also sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top and place under the broiler prior to serving.

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Mexican Chicken Stew
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 25
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 25
Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and peppers and sauté until tender.
  2. Next, add the tomatoes.
  3. Place chicken breasts, sliced, on top, and then add enough water to cover chicken. Simmer for 20 minutes, flipping chicken occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, cook barley according to package directions, substituting water for low sodium chicken broth if desired.
  5. Once chicken is finished, top with coriander and salsa and then serve over top of barley.
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Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 676mg 28%
Potassium 810mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 8g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 39%
Vitamin C 288%
Calcium 6%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Stephen is the Founder of Health Haxor, an active duty USAF service member, online entrepreneur and fitness buff. In between a busy schedule Stephen is an active contributor to Health Haxor and regularly posts articles related to men's health, fitness and nutrition.
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