TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, undrained
  • 1 cup lime-garlic salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 344 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook chicken and garlic in oil for 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, salsa and cumin. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in cilantro. Top with sour cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Chicken Stew in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p90

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MY REVIEW User ID: 1202636 265997
Reviewed May. 15, 2017

"Very quick, spicy, and yummy! I substituted seasoned black beans for the chick peas and it turned out well."

Mary_1959 User ID: 549472 54998
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Very good. Used chicken thighs browned and simmered with the garlic; served with sour cream, corn muffins with cilantro butter. Will make again!"

FKHamer User ID: 5488249 59177
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I made this at DH's request. It was pretty good. I used 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, added 2 sliced carrots and used regular salsa rather than try to find "lime garlic salsa". I didn't have and cilantro, so I ommitted that. All in all very good, quick, and easy! Even my 15 month old liked it! I served with warm rolls."

karen1965B User ID: 3830242 54996
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"Very easy and delicious!"

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