Slow Cooker Latin Chicken W/ Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

From Good Housekeeping magazine. I am cooking it right now, so I haven't tried it, but it sounds so good! I substituted chicken breasts for the thighs and 1/2 tsp of chipotles in adobo for the paprika.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs with 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  2. Heat 12-inch skillet over med-high heat until hot;add chicken and cook until browned on all sides.
  3. While chicken is cooking put beans and sweet potatoes in slow-cooker.
  4. Place chicken on bean mix in slow-cooker.
  5. In skillet, mix paprika, allspice, broth, remaining cumin, salsa, and garlic.
  6. Pour this over chicken in crock pot.
  7. Cover with lid and cook on low 8 hrs or 4 hrs on high.
  8. Remove chicken to platter. Gently stir red pepper into potato mixture.
  9. Spoon over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
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4 5

Have tried this with chicken and pork and think the pork is better. Made it on the stove top and added onions and a bit more stock so the sweet potatoes were just covered.

I've made this dish several times and it is VERY easy to customize to what you have on hand. <br/><br/>The first time I made it exact to the recipe and I went back for seconds and thirds! <br/><br/>I've only made it one more time in the crockpot; I find it easier to make on the stovetop in a covered skillet. It's done in 30 minutes, depending on what kind of chicken you use. <br/><br/>I prefer using bone-in for this recipe, but you can use anything. And white meat stays very tender because there is so much liquid that the chicken simmers in. <br/><br/>I don't use the roasted red peppers anymore, and I've omitted the lime and cilantro without losing much flavor. I think the cumin and allspice are really the flavors that pop in this dish. <br/><br/>Also, I think the stovetop cooking method works better because the sweet potatoes and black beans don't get overcooked. I also usually reduce the black beans to a single can. I will sometimes use the lime & cilantro flavored black beans so that I don't have to add the extra expense of adding the fresh cilantro & lime to the dish.<br/><br/>This is one of my go-to dishes, and I think it would be very to impress company because it is a little unusual.

4 5

I thought this came out very tasty, although I substituted chicken breasts for the thighs since that' s what I had on hand, and I skipped the salsa. I thought the black beans and sweet potatoes paired really well together but not sure about the roasted red peppers; you could probably go without it and it would be just as good. The chicken was great, falling off the bone tender.