By Chef Romie on September 18, 2007
Photo by Divaconviva
Photo by Divaconviva
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (595 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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."
"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."
"What an amazing recipe! I loved the lime and cilantro garnish. I didn't change a thing."
"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!"
"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..."
"This was ok. Ii needed some "umph." I only used one can of black beans."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Made this about a week ago for my father in law who will only eat chicken breast. Everyone loved it, including the kids."
"Overall, very good flavor. I did 4 hours on high in the slow cooker and I think the chicken was a bit overdone. I plan to start checking it at 3 hours or so next time."
"This was excellent! I used chicken breasts because that's all I had and I was too lazy to precook..I just threw everything in the crockpot. The chicken was very tender and the flavor was delicious!! I will repeat and repeat this dish."
"The fragrance and flavor of this dish are wonderful. I changed very little: I used boneless chicken thighs and used McCormick Smoky Sweet Pepper Seasoning Blend for the smoked paprika. I have cooked sweet potatoes in the crockpot before, so I cut the potatoes larger than bite-size, so they wouldn't go mushy. Everything was cooked tender in 4 hours on high. I'm thinking that next time, I'll simply stir in the whole 1/3 cup cilantro just before serving; and I might omit sweet potatoes altogether, add another can of black beans, and serve with rice, more salsa and hot sauce! As is, a very flavorful and enjoyable dish. Made for PAC Spring 2008. Thanks for posting, Chef Romie!"