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HERDEZ(R) Roasted Pasilla Chicken Stew Recipe
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HERDEZ® Roasted Pasilla Chicken Stew

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"This simple stew will send your taste buds through the roof! The pasilla chile sauce adds a mild heat that can easily be adjusted with the addition of hot sauce. This recipe is adaptable to whatever beans you happen to have on hand. This stew is gluten-free, but none of your guests will ever suspect!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 35 mins


  1. In a 3-quart slow cooker, combine chicken, chicken stock, cooking sauce, onion, chiles, and garlic.
  2. Cut corn tortillas into thin strips and add to slow cooker, stirring to combine. Add 1/2 cup water to the pasilla sauce jar, close lid, and shake to incorporate any leftover sauce; add to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook 6 to 7 hours on Low, or until the chicken is nearly cooked. Pull out and shred using fork and knife on a cutting board. Return chicken to pot along with rinsed corn and beans.
  4. Cook an additional 1 to 2 hours, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and broth is slightly thickened.
  5. In pot with tight-fitting lid, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add rice and brown, about 8 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning. Add 2 cups water, bring to boil, then cover and turn off stove, leaving pot on hot burner. Let sit undisturbed for about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.
  6. To serve, place rice in bowl, ladle stew over all, and garnish as desired
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 22, 2013

This has a nice chili flavor, and it would be a great alternative to beef chili. Cannellini beans or Great Northern beans would be good in this, too. Use uncooked rice in the stew if you want a thicker consistency.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 29, 2014

Just okay. I had to add a can of Rotel to the leftovers to get hubby to eat the next day


6 Ratings

Jul 15, 2013

This is just delicious and so easy, too. If, like me, stew is sometimes too thick and almost gummy for you, you will like this recipe. Before putting over the rice, it is almost soup-like unless you really cook it down for a long time. But soldier on and put it over the rice and it is perfect! The level of spice in the Herdez (R) Roasted Pasilla Chile Mexican Cooking sauce is perfect. Spicy enough to taste but not overpowering so the flavor of the other ingredients come through on their own. You can always, like this recipe does, add more chilies and other seasonings to adjust the heat to your own taste. Since most packages of corn tortillas contain more than the 4 called for in this recipe, cut the remaining ones in strips or triangles and bake until crisp to add as toppings. Thank you Jennifer for a great recipe and thank you Herdez for a really great line of cooking sauces. I will surely be using them in the future!

Jul 31, 2013

Great flavor. Once you add hot sauce, lime juice, and cheese it's wonderful! This is a great recipe if your wanting chicken stew.

Jul 30, 2013

This recipe came out pretty good. My sauce did not thicken up so it was more like a soup than a stew. I was nervous about adding the corn tortillas when I did but no worries. It did need salt for my taste buds. I shared it with my neighbors and they have requested the recipe! Thanks for a great recipe!!!

Jul 09, 2013

This was a huge hit in my house. The only thing I did differently was omit the Cannellini beans because I forgot to prepare them ahead of time. I already knew I liked the Pasilla sauce but the rest of the ingredients just worked perfectly with it, producing a spicy stew with a level of heat even the children liked. This will make repeated appearances on my dinner table. Thanks, Jennifer !


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  • Calories
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 1129 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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