Cowboy Chicken & Bean Stew Recipe

Cowboy Chicken & Bean Stew Recipe

How To Make Cowboy Chicken & Bean Stew

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Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (optional, for thickening)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides until golden brown. Remove from the pot and set aside.

  3. In the same pot, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and diced jalapeno. Cook until the vegetables are softened.

  4. Add the chili powder, cumin, and paprika to the pot and stir to combine with the vegetables.

  5. Return the chicken thighs to the pot and add the diced tomatoes, black beans, pinto beans, and chicken broth. Stir well to combine.

  6. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.

  7. If desired, thicken the stew by mixing the cornstarch with a little water to make a slurry. Stir the slurry into the stew and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until thickened.

  8. Serve the Cowboy Chicken & Bean Stew hot, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro.


  • Calories : 380kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 3g
  • Cholesterol : 85mg
  • Sodium : 870mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 35g
  • Dietary Fiber : 10g
  • Sugar : 6g
  • Protein : 34g
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