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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.

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Chillie Queen April 01, 2008

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.

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Slicey April 23, 2014

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.

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dawnatfernglen January 15, 2012

What an amazing recipe! I loved the lime and cilantro garnish. I didn't change a thing.

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swankypup January 15, 2012

The aroma and flavor were both great! I used boneless skinless breast meat and I substituted 1 can of diced tomatoes in place of the salsa so my husband could eat it too. We both loved it! (I stirred in some salsa in my dish.) This recipe is a keeper for sure!

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tammyspits January 21, 2011

Living in a beach community I come back from the beach starving.. slow cookers are the way to roll with a family........this was easy to prepare and the flavor was amazing!!! I recommend this anyone who loves great flavor and ease...

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debbiegeorge880 March 29, 2010

This was ok. Ii needed some "umph." I only used one can of black beans.

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Ck2plz March 22, 2010

This was pretty good! I made it exactly as written, and it was a filling, tasty, healthy dinner--plus it smelled fantastic while it was cooking!

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JeriBinNC March 14, 2010

I've prepared this dish a couple of times. So yummy and hearty! Tonight I'm going to cook it over the stove... i'll post how it goes but i imagine it should be fine since chicken thighs and diced sweet potatoes cook pretty fast.

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CazGinn March 08, 2010

For us this turned out amazing! I have to confess though, I did mine in an electronic pressure cooker (15 min on chicken program). We're not big fans of cilantro (did 3 tsp dried with salsa mixture) but love cumin and the flavours came through & complimented wonderfully. This is a definite re-do and can't wait, thanks so much for sharing.

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Mustang Sally 54269 February 05, 2010
Slow Cooker Latin Chicken W/ Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans