Slow Cooker Chicken Sweet Potato Stew

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Slow cooker chicken and sweet potato stew

Serves 4

Looking for more sweet potato recipes? Try this Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup.

Yield: 6

Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

slow cooker chicken and sweet potato stew

Enjoy slow cooker comfort food with this chicken and sweet potato stew.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, cut into three pieces.
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 sweet potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1 - 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, rapadura sugar or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 cup peas or beans (fresh or frozen)


  1. Heat oil in a frypan over medium heat.
  2. Mix the flour and salt and pepper together on a plate. Dredge the chicken pieces in flour, shake off excess and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Place chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Place the remaining ingredients except for the stock into the slow cooker.
  4. Pour the stock or water into the hot fry pan and scrape up all the yummy bits. Add this to the slow cooker and stir everything to combine.
  5. Cook on high for approx. 3 - 4 hours or low for approx. 6 - 8 hours or until cooked through.
  6. Add peas 1/2 - 1 hour before serving to cook through
  7. Serve with your favourite side.


Stir through a splash of cream or a tablespoon of sour cream just before serving for a creamy finish to the stew. This is totally optional, but if you like creamy, it's a nice addition.

Serve with polenta, mash potato or crusty bread.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 13gProtein: 24g

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