Slow Cooker Latin Chicken


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

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
12 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 pounds skinless chicken thighs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped, divided

  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1 cup hot salsa

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 3 large cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper; sprinkle 1/4 cup cilantro over chicken thighs. Cook chicken in hot oil until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Arrange chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker.

  2. Place black beans, sweet potatoes, and red bell pepper on top of chicken. Mix together salsa, chicken broth, 1/4 cup cilantro, garlic, cumin, and allspice in a bowl; pour into the slow cooker.

  3. Cook on Low for 4 hours. Garnish with lime wedges to serve.


For less mushy sweet potatoes, add them in the last hour instead of at the beginning (but I like them mushy!).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

591 Calories
18g Fat
57g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 591
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 980mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 15g 55%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 53mg 265%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1296mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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