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Chipotle Chicken Stew With Sweet Potato

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Chipotles are smoked jalapeño peppers that are canned in a tomato sauce called adobo. They add a beautiful spicy and smoky flavor to foods. They are packed with their seeds so they can be quite hot. The amount of chipotles that you choose to use will depend on how much heat you like to eat. I added cubed sweet potatoes to this which complements the heat nicely.
Ingredients
  Whole chicken 1 , cut into 8 pieces
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  White onion 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Celery stalks 2 Medium, chopped finely
  Celery leaves 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Parsley leaves 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Chipotle peppers in adobo 3 Medium, chopped
  Carrot 2 Medium, peeled, diced
  Sweet potato 1 Large, peeled, diced
  Tomatoes 3 Large, chopped
  Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Clean and cut the chicken into 8 large pieces. Rinse and pat dry.
2. Season it with salt and pepper generously. Keep aside.
3. In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Put the chicken pieces and brown them on both the sides evenly. If the pot is small, then do so in batches.
4. Transfer the chicken into a bowl and drain off the rendered fat, leaving about 2 tablespoons.

MAKING
5. In the same pot, add onions. Sauté for 8 minutes or till the onions turn brown.
6. Add garlic, celery stalk and leaves, parsley, chipotle peppers. Stir to mix and cook them for a few minutes.
7. Put the carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and pour the chicken stock. Stir to mix well.
8. Return the browned chicken pieces and arrange them in the pot.
9. Bring it to a boil and cover and simmer for 50 minutes.
10. Remove the chicken from the pot into a bowl and take off its skin.
11. Add flour to the remaining liquid and whisk to remove all the lumps. Mix till it is incorporated.
12. Boil it till it reduces to the required consistency. Put the chicken back and mix. Turn off the heat.

SERVING
13. In a serving plate, serve this stew hot on white rice, garnished with cilantro or parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Stew
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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