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Slow-Cooker Latin Chicken with Black Beans & Sweet Potatoes

This spicy, smoky Latin Chicken dish boasts a good portion of your daily fiber and beta carotene thanks to black beans and sweet potatoes. And with just 15 minutes of prep, this slow-cooker meal is easy to throw together in the morning.

Slow-Cooker Latin Chicken with Black Beans & Sweet Potatoes

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By: Delish
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Hours (Low)


  • 3 lbs Bone-In Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • Sea Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Cans Black Beans
  • 2 lbs Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Jar Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges



  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs with 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add chicken thighs and cook until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate. Remove skillet from heat.

  2. In same skillet, combine smoked paprika, allspice, chicken broth, salsa, garlic, and remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin. Mix well to combine with pan drippings, etc.

  3. In 6-quart slow cooker, combine beans and sweet potatoes. Place chicken on top of potato mixture in slow cooker; pour broth mixture over chicken. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low 8 hours or on high 4 hours.

  4. With tongs or slotted spoon, remove chicken pieces to large platter. Gently stir roasted red pepper strips into potato mixture. Spoon mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

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