Spicy cumin, chicken, salsa, black beans, and sweet potatoes combine into a flavorful stew. The thigh meat has unbelievable flavor and tenderness.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet; season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cilantro over the chicken thighs; brown the chicken in the frying pan, 3 to 5 minutes each side.

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  • Arrange the chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, and black beans on top of the chicken. Mix together the chicken broth, 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, salsa, cumin, allspice, and garlic together in a bowl; pour into the slow cooker. Set slow cooker to LOW and cook for 4 hours. Garnish with lime wedges to serve.

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

Nutrition Facts

591 calories; 18.1 g total fat; 137 mg cholesterol; 980 mg sodium. 56.9 g carbohydrates; 50.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2009
I really think people should take note to the user who doubled her sauce. I only used 1 package (2lb) of boneless thighs (bone-in works fine though!) and 1.5 sweet potatoes and the tops were burning and black beans dried out because it was not covered in liquid. So I doubled the cumin allspice garlic 1.5C salsa (light med hot doesn't matter) and 2/3C broth. Use a slotted spoon if you don't want soupy but this really wasn't! Used box of uncle ben's chicken wild rice (with the seasoning) to serve on top of and people go ga-ga over all the flavor. This definitely makes the house smell warm. We "HATE" sweet potatoes so my husband cringed when I told him what this was made of yet this is now both of our favorite meals. I'm so glad I trusted the reviews. Also added a can of corn and glad I did as it was the perfect mix of flavors! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2011
Very bland but I did use normal salsa so it could have been me. I loved the veggies and also took another reviewers suggestion and used (1) can of corn and (1) can black beans. I was going to use sofrito but I wanted to see how this would be with the cilantro. It smelled great while browning but did absolutely nothing to add flavor to the end product. This step did not seem necessary. I would try this recipe again but add my own twists however the recipe was appreciated;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2009
I really think people should take note to the user who doubled her sauce. I only used 1 package (2lb) of boneless thighs (bone-in works fine though!) and 1.5 sweet potatoes and the tops were burning and black beans dried out because it was not covered in liquid. So I doubled the cumin allspice garlic 1.5C salsa (light med hot doesn't matter) and 2/3C broth. Use a slotted spoon if you don't want soupy but this really wasn't! Used box of uncle ben's chicken wild rice (with the seasoning) to serve on top of and people go ga-ga over all the flavor. This definitely makes the house smell warm. We "HATE" sweet potatoes so my husband cringed when I told him what this was made of yet this is now both of our favorite meals. I'm so glad I trusted the reviews. Also added a can of corn and glad I did as it was the perfect mix of flavors! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2009
I really think people should take note to the user who doubled her sauce. I only used 1 package (2lb) of boneless thighs (bone-in works fine though!) and 1.5 sweet potatoes and the tops were burning and black beans dried out because it was not covered in liquid. So I doubled the cumin allspice garlic 1.5C salsa (light med hot doesn't matter) and 2/3C broth. Use a slotted spoon if you don't want soupy but this really wasn't! Used box of uncle ben's chicken wild rice (with the seasoning) to serve on top of and people go ga-ga over all the flavor. This definitely makes the house smell warm. We "HATE" sweet potatoes so my husband cringed when I told him what this was made of yet this is now both of our favorite meals. I'm so glad I trusted the reviews. Also added a can of corn and glad I did as it was the perfect mix of flavors! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2009
we loved this!! i used a 3 lb pack of chicken thighs and drumsticks skinned. i skipped the pan browning step. based on other reviews i made the following changes: 1 can black beans instead of 2 1 can of corn 2 cups medium salsa 5 garlic cloves and 1 cup chicken broth all other ingredients stayed the same. i cooked on low for over 6 hours and it was divine. made with puerto rican steamed rice but would also go well with brown rice or couscous as others suggested. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
Brilliant recipe. So flavorful. And let me add this serving idea: first time around we did the rice. SECOND time around I took the mix and stuffed it into hard taco shells with tomato lettuce and sour cream. THAT is how this is supposed to be eaten. The corn flavor and the crunch took it to a whole new level. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
This is probably my favorite crockpot recipe ever. I used bone-in chicken thighs (skinned) and cooked it for 5 hours on high. I served it over cooked brown rice with fresh squeezed lime and chopped cilantro on top. Super easy and incredibly yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
I made this for supper tonight and even my picky husband loved it. I went by the reviews and added more liquid - 1-1/2 cups salsa and 2 cups chicken broth. Since we don't like dark meat I used skinless boneless chicken breasts. Another change was using a can of jalapinto beans instead of black beans since my husband doesn't care for black beans and I added a can of MexiCorn. When I stirred it after I got home from work the chicken shredded itself so it was like a thick chicken stew. I served it over brown rice. I will definitely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2008
This was delicious! Because I have a young child I modified it slightly to minimize the heat spice of the salsa. Instead I doubled the chicken broth and combined it with 8 oz of organic tomato sauce. I also added half a chopped onion. I cooked it a bit longer than the recipe called for and it still turned out amazing. The chicken was so tender! I served it with whole wheat couscous which was a perfect combination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
ridiculous good! i wasn't sure how i was going to like the sweet potatoes in this recipe but they were excellent in this dish. i doubled the liquid and added a can of corn to the recipe. the chicken was so moist and full of flavor. delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
This recipe was fantastic! I will definitely be adding this recipe to my regular line-up: simple delicious rich hearty! All the substitutions were helpful but I prepared it exactly to recipe except that I did not have chicken broth: subbed water and appopriate salt and still amazing! I think it is important to prepare a new dish exactly to recipe before substitutions are made or suggested. Otherwise an entirely new dish is being prepared! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
This was so yummy! I put everything in the slow cooker at once and cooked on low for 7 hrs. Chicken came out great. I also added some corn. I served over brown rice and next time I'll add a dollop of sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2011
Very bland but I did use normal salsa so it could have been me. I loved the veggies and also took another reviewers suggestion and used (1) can of corn and (1) can black beans. I was going to use sofrito but I wanted to see how this would be with the cilantro. It smelled great while browning but did absolutely nothing to add flavor to the end product. This step did not seem necessary. I would try this recipe again but add my own twists however the recipe was appreciated;) Read More
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