When my kids were little, they loved this stew. Sometimes I made it with chicken or turkey, other times with pork or beef, and I always had a vegetable version for my daughter. For the vegetarian version, I loaded up on the chopped vegetables and it turned it so delicious everyone loved it as much as the meat versions.
Personally, I like this dish more soupy than stew-like. Sometimes I add rice, but I always pair it with tortilla chips, avocado and chopped onion. And of course, seconds are a must.