Santa Fe Chicken Stew is a hardy tasty family meal. Chock full of wholesome goodies, finished with a delectable flavor. A complete meal in a bowl!Santa Fe Chicken StewThis recipe is another family favorite. It is hardy, healthy and a complete meal in one bowl. I call that a mom’s dream come true It is also full of great nutrition. In high school, both of my kids would devour this. Hubby loves it. My son, the family’s pickiest eater even heats up a bowl of leftovers for lunch. This recipe was originally given to me by my dear friend, Deb. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine!


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Santa Fe Chicken Stew

Santa Fe Chicken Stew is a hardy tasty family meal. Chock full of wholesome goodies, finished with a delectable flavor. A complete meal in a bowl!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 284 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion Chopped
  • 1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1/2--1 Jalapeno Pepper Stemmed, Seeded and Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Chopped
  • 1/4--1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Ground Cumin
  • 64 Ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1 14.5 Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 16 Ounce Jar Pace Picante Sauce, Mild
  • 1 11 Ounce Can Whole Corn, Draines
  • 2 15 Ounce Cans Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed
  • 6 Chicken Breast Halves Cooked and Shredded


  • 1 Cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese Shredded,
  • Tortilla Chips Coarsely Crusheded


  1. Saute onion, red pepper and jalapeno in a large pot until very soft.  Add garlic and saute about 2 minutes.  Add salt, black pepper, chili powder, oregano, smoked paprika, and cumin saute for about 1 minute.

  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients except the chicken.  Simmer on medium-low for 1 1/2  hours to allow all flavors to develop. Add water, as needed, to to the soup if it gets too thick.  Add chicken and heat through.  Garnish soup with cilantro, tortillas chips, and cheese. This soup is even better if made and refrigerated a day ahead of serving.

  3. If you are in a hurry don't worry about the long simmer time.  The soup is still wonderful if you just heat everything through after you saute the veggies.  I like the long simmer because I like the canned veggies to soften and the flavors to really mingle.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Santa Fe Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1464mg 61%
Potassium 856mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 34.7%
Vitamin C 66.1%
Calcium 19.6%
Iron 12.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.