I made this recipe up when I started eating paleo. I have now found it to be a staple in our home!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir chicken, sweet potatoes, spinach, crushed red pepper, paprika, and sea salt with the onion and garlic in the saucepan. Pour as much chicken broth into the saucepan to make the mixture as soup-like or stew-like as you'd like it.

  • Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle and the sweet potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 20.9g; fat 2.5g; cholesterol 20.8mg; sodium 223.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2015
This was a very good base recipe. I used 1/4 tsp chipotle powder instead of red pepper flakes, and browned the chicken with the onions before adding the other ingredients to add to the depth of flavor. I held off on the spinach until the last couple minutes so that it wouldn't get mushy and disintegrate. I used about 2 cups of spinach, and will use even more next time since it cooks down so much. 30 minutes was a little longer than it needed to cook, but I really liked it anyway because some of the sweet potatoes broke down, acting as a thickener for the stew. The flavor profile spot on -- savory, sweet, and spicy. And it looked beautiful! Both of my boys cleaned their plates. Will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2014
According to my "Paleo Cookbook" a potato of ANY kind is a non-paleo food. Read More
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117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2015
This was a very good base recipe. I used 1/4 tsp chipotle powder instead of red pepper flakes, and browned the chicken with the onions before adding the other ingredients to add to the depth of flavor. I held off on the spinach until the last couple minutes so that it wouldn't get mushy and disintegrate. I used about 2 cups of spinach, and will use even more next time since it cooks down so much. 30 minutes was a little longer than it needed to cook, but I really liked it anyway because some of the sweet potatoes broke down, acting as a thickener for the stew. The flavor profile spot on -- savory, sweet, and spicy. And it looked beautiful! Both of my boys cleaned their plates. Will definitely be making this again. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2014
Since ive gone paleo , ive been making this recipe at least once a week. I tweaked it a little by adding a link of smoked sausage, added double the spinach and double the chicken broth and added a cup water. I also mashed the sweet potatoes just a bit so it wasn't so soupy. I could eat this all week. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2014
This was delicious! I, too, am following the Paleo plan, and only SWEET POTATOES are considered Paleo, and should be eaten only occasionally as they are still potatoes, after all. My husband, who is not following Paleo, told me that I could make this as often as I liked because he loved, loved LOVED IT! Thanks for posting this fantastic dish! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2014
According to my "Paleo Cookbook" a potato of ANY kind is a non-paleo food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2017
I made this soup with all of the ingredients that were called for, but assembled it differently. First I browned the chicken and removed it from the pot, white meat has a tendency to dry out if boiled for too long. Then I added the yams for a few minutes, then the onions, then the garlic. I added in some water to deglaze the pan, then the pepper, paprika and salt. I added enough chicken broth to cover everything, which was probably about 4-6 cups, and let that come to a boil. Reduced to a simmer until the yams were mostly done and added the chicken back in. Once everything was cooked through I added in about 3 cups of spinach right before I ladled it into bowls. Served with Paleo Biscuits, it was hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
First paleo recipe I've tried and I loved it! I will definitely make again; however next time I'll add the spinach for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. Putting the spinach in at the same time with the rest of the ingredients causes it to cook down to practically nothing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2014
This had a ton of flavor my whole family loved! We are trying to incorporate paleo into our lives as much as possible even my 7 year old loved this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2018
This was really easy and yummy. First off, sorry to the purists out there who advocate following the recipe exactly the first time, but I did make a few changes. I am giving 5 stars because I'd never have been able to make my own version without the basic starter recipe. And my purpose in cooking meals is not to write perfectly accurate reviews, but to feed my family. So, that said, here's what I did: I used some finely chopped celery for flavor with the onions and ginger, because I can't stomach garlic anymore, and also threw in some cumin and curry powder and cooked that a minute to release the flavor before adding the chicken broth. Added the chicken close to the end, added a can of lite coconut milk, and finally the spinach last, just because we don't like it cooked to death. It was wonderful! I'm so thankful to have a new meal to add into the rotation :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
This was a hit. The flavor was there. I did double everything and added plenty of broth and adjusted the seasoning to taste. This is a keeper. Read More
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