With flavors reminiscent of Morocco and Mexico, this easy yet richly-flavored stew contains loads of chicken, vegetables, and some surprising spices! If desired, pass lime wedges to squeeze over individual servings.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in sweet potato, bell pepper, chicken, tomatoes, and 2 cups of water. Season with salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Dissolve flour in 2 tablespoons water, and stir in to boiling stew. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender but not mushy, 10 to 20 minutes. Stir the stew occasionally to keep it from sticking.

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  • Once the potatoes are done, stir in corn and kidney beans. Cook a few minutes until hot, then stir in cilantro before serving.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 876 mg sodium. 44.1 g carbohydrates; 29.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2010
For CROCK POT: Saute onions garlic & bell pepper in oil ( add TBSP butter). After cooking 5 minutes stir in flour. Slowly add water while stirring till smooth. Transfer to crock pot. Add remaining ingredients. NOTE: I cut raw chicken breast into about three chunks each and added to crock pot (raw). Toward the end of cooking I shredded the chicken with fork to make it more of a stew consistancy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2010
Pretty good recipe. Interesting combination of flavors. Seemed like a lot of prep work though so I'm not sure if I'd make it again. Read More
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241 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 174
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2010
For CROCK POT: Saute onions garlic & bell pepper in oil ( add TBSP butter). After cooking 5 minutes stir in flour. Slowly add water while stirring till smooth. Transfer to crock pot. Add remaining ingredients. NOTE: I cut raw chicken breast into about three chunks each and added to crock pot (raw). Toward the end of cooking I shredded the chicken with fork to make it more of a stew consistancy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2010
For CROCK POT: Saute onions garlic & bell pepper in oil ( add TBSP butter). After cooking 5 minutes stir in flour. Slowly add water while stirring till smooth. Transfer to crock pot. Add remaining ingredients. NOTE: I cut raw chicken breast into about three chunks each and added to crock pot (raw). Toward the end of cooking I shredded the chicken with fork to make it more of a stew consistancy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2007
We thought the stew was okay the first night. When we had leftovers for lunch the next day we were very happy to discover that it tasted much better. We will make it again and let it sit in the fridge overnight before eating it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
This is a wonderful easy and delicious recipe! The only small change I made was - instead of 2 cups of water I used 2 cups of chicken broth. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
This was absolutely delicious I did make a few changes I was in the mood for beef so i used beef stew meat and cooked it with the onion and garlic then added the sweet potato I also added regular potatoes and red pepper its what I had in the fridge and the rest of ingredients. I added some Red Cayenne pepper to add a little more heat and added a black lemon to add a little lemon flavor it was delicious I think next time I make this I will through in some carrots I'm a big veggie lover the making process was a bit tough but well worth it I will defiantly make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
This stew has great flavor! I loved the corn and kidney beans. I added the cilantro and lime juice to my bowl and it rounded out the flavors. The recipe is a little labor intensive but well worth the effort especially since it only takes 15 minutes to cook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
Excellent Stew with a boat load of flavor. I added about a cup of mild salsa and a teaspoon of sugar to bring out the tomato flavor. The sweet potatoes are a nice touch and the absorb the spices. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
This recipe is a fantastic twist on traditional chicken soup/stew with a mexican flare. The nutrients from the chicken sweet potatoes and tomatoes make it a great alternative to chicken noodle soup especially during "cold/flu season". Instead of dissolving the flour in 2 Tbsp. water I used 2 Tbsp. lime juice and served each bowl with a lime wedge. The lime juice creats a delicious contrast against the cilantro. Also I suggest using at least 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. of chicken. 1 lb. of chicken seems to get lost in all the other flavors. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2007
We were very happy with this stew. I used chicken broth instead of water white kidney beans instead of red ones and red bell peppers instead of orange. The lime juice rounds out the flavors nicely. The stew was a bit thin for my taste so I let it simmer with lid off for another 20 min. I had so many sweet potatoes left over from thanksgiving so this was a nice recipe to make use of them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2011
I made this in the crock pot and added some garden jalapenos and chili peppers for more spice. My son that should eat better and hates sweet potatoes stopped by and tried a "little". He ended up eating two full bowls. What he liked about the recipe I didn't...you can't really taste the sweet potatoes they taste like a regular potato. So if you are someone trying to incorporate healthy sweet potatoes into you diet this is a great place to start. Still a great tasting stew just add more peppers if you like spice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2010
Pretty good recipe. Interesting combination of flavors. Seemed like a lot of prep work though so I'm not sure if I'd make it again. Read More
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