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Mexican Stew

Mexican Stew in chorizo sautéed with onion and garlic and then simmered with white beans, diced tomatoes and a flavorful Mexican spice blend. Served with a side of steaming coconut lime rice.

Sometimes weeknights can be a challenge when it comes to cooking. Most of use have very little time in the evening to spend in the kitchen whipping up a gourmet dinner. Mexican Stew is a great solution to that problem. This dish is packed with flavor and delicious ingredients. In less than 30 minutes you can have a healthy and gourmet meal that the entire family will love. The best part about this recipe is that it makes so much food, giving your family leftovers for a few days after. Are you looking for a recipe that’s easy, tastes great, and the clean up is a breeze? Mexican Stew is all of those things and more!

What kind of chicken can I use? 

In this recipe chicken breasts are used that were boiled in chicken broth, cilantro, green chilis, onion, and spices until they were tender and easily shredding. Another option is using a store bought rotisserie chicken. I buy a rotisserie chicken almost once a week because they are flavorful and easy to incorporate into any recipe. Saves so much time in the kitchen too!


How do I make this recipe vegetarian?

This recipe can easily be made vegetarian and still have the same great flavor. Instead of chorizo you can use a ground plant based meat and leave out the chicken. The flavor of the beans mixed with the plant based meat will be delicious and you won’t notice a difference.

Mexican Stew

Mexican Stew with White Beans and Chorizo

Shredded chicken and chorizo simmered with white beans and Mexican spices
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 8 oz chorizo
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 onion- chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic- chopped
  • 2 cans white beans
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • cotija cheese for garnish
  • salt/ pepper for taste
  • olive oil for drizzling


  • Start by making the rice. Place a medium pot over high heat and add water, coconut milk, and rice. Bring to a boil, cover the pot with a lid and reduce heat to medium/low for 20 minutes.
  • While rice is cooking start making the stew. Place a medium deep pan over medium heat. Drizzle the bottom with olive oil. When pan is hot add the chorizo. Cook until nicely brown. Use a wooden spoon to break up the chorizo into small pieces. When chorizo is cooked add onion and garlic. Saute until onion and garlic is soft fragrant. Use your wooden spoon to mix the mixture as it cooks.
  • Next, add white beans, tomatoes, chicken, spices, and chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to medium/low and let the stew simmer for 15 minutes. You want the liquid to reduce by about half.
  • When rice is done cooking remove lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.
  • Once the liquid has reduced and the stew has thickened up a bit add chopped cilantro and mix. Taste the stew and season with salt/pepper as needed. Garnish with cotija cheese and extra cilantro.
  • To serve place rice in a deep bowl or plate and top with Mexican stew.

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Ingredient Lists:

  • chorizo
  • shredded chicken
  • onion
  • garlic
  • white beans
  • can of diced tomatoes
  • chicken stock
  • dried oregano
  • garlic powder or salt
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • coriander
  • cilantro
  • white rice
  • coconut milk
  • water
  • cotija cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

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