INGREDIENTS

  • oil
  • 2-3 links fresh chorizo- cases removed
  • 1 1⁄2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into medium bite size pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large onion, chopped, large dice
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped large
  • 2 generous teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 generous teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (15-oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes in juice, crushed
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb. potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2″ cubes (roughly 2 large)
  • One container, pre-cut butternut squash
  • Generous handful, chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 large lime, zested and juiced

DIRECTIONS

Juice of 1 large lime, zested and juiced Heat a coating of oil in a 6-qt. saucepan/soup pot over medium-high heat. Add your chorizo, and break up into small pieces and let it brown very well. Remove chorizo with slotted spoon. Add cut up chicken to skillet in batches. (which means only add enough to cover bottom of pan, no double layer) Season chicken with salt and pepper, and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides. No worries, chicken will continue to cook in the stew. There will be some browning on the bottom of pot, which is good. Transfer chicken to a plate.

Over medium heat, add your onions and pepper, and a coating of oil, if its dry. Season with salt, pepper and your spices (oregano, cumin, chili), after a few minutes, add your garlic. Always being mindful and do not burn garlic. Once the vegetables start to sweat, be sure to scrape the bottom of pot, all that goodness. Add your chicken and chorizo back to pot, add your tomatoes, break them up, if necessary, add your broth. Add your potato and squash, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Once the potatoes and squash are softened, using your potato masher, mash the mixture to create some thickness in the stew.

Add the lime zest, juice, and cilantro taste. Season with salt and pepper to adjust if necessary. Garnish with tortilla chips, avocado and queso fresco if you want. Or just tortilla chips.