Mexican chicken, chilli and potato

    45 min

    A spicy chicken dish with potatoes, peppers and sweet potatoes; goes great with rice or fajitas. If you like spicy, you'll love this!

    Durham, England, UK
    30 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 450g chicken breast fillets, cubed
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 potato, diced
    • 1 sweet potato, diced
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1-2 fresh green chillies, deseeded and chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 450ml chicken stock

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan on a medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until lightly browned.
    2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the onion, green pepper, potato and sweet potato. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until veg begins to soften.
    3. Add the garlic and chillies. Cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper and half the coriander. Cook for 1 minute.
    4. Pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer over a low-medium heat until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. (If serving with rice, cook that now.)
    5. Sprinkle with the remaining coriander just before serving. Serve with rice or fajitas.


    Depending on who I'm making this for I alter the amounts of chilli and pepper. If you're unsure of how hot you can handle, try using just 1 chilli and 1 to 2 teaspoons pepper. Taste at end of cooking and add more pepper if desired.

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    very pleased . My family loved we will be having this again .  -  23 Sep 2013


     -  11 Oct 2012


    Very pleased shame I had no fresh coriander and chillies just improvised and used 2 tea spoons of chilli sauce and some dried coriander still tasted wonderful  -  13 Jun 2013