HERDEZ® Roasted Pasilla Chicken Stew

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!

Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes® Brand Ambassador Jennifer L., 2013.


  • 3

    skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 (32 fluid) ounce

    container chicken stock

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar

    HERDEZ® Roasted Pasilla Chile Mexican Cooking Sauce

  • 1 cup

    chopped onion

  • 1 (4 ounce) can

    chopped green chiles

  • 4

    cloves garlic, crushed

  • 4

    corn tortillas

  • 1/2 cup


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can

    corn, rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can

    cannellini beans, rinsed

  • 1 tablespoom

    olive oil

  • 1 cup

    uncooked white rice

  • 2 cups


  • Garnishes: cotija cheese, limes, avocado, cilantro, green onion, cabbage, hot sauce and crema fresca

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Serves 8



  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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