Latin slow cooker recipe: Spicy chicken with black beans & sweet potatoes (RECIPE)

It's the third week of our Latin slow cooker recipes feature and I decided that I simply must share a delicious chicken dish this time.

First, it was a slow cooker banana oatmeal, then it was a slow cooker traditional Cuban black bean soup and now it's this great slow cooker spicy chicken with black beans and sweet potatoes. It's a great fall dish, since sweet potatoes are in season right now, and I absolutely love the black beans with the slightly spiced chicken. It's a really hearty dish that I think is a must for this time of year. Enjoy!


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Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes (recipe courtesy of

Prep: 15 minutes
Slow Cook: 8 hours on Low
Yield: 6 servings

3 pound(s) bone-in skinless chicken thighs
2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon(s) smoked paprika, or 1⁄2 tsp. chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/2teaspoon(s) ground allspice
1 cup(s) chicken broth
1/2cup(s) salsa
3 clove(s) (large) garlic, crushed with press
2 can(s) (15 to 19 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 pound(s) sweet potatoes, peeled cut into 2-inch chunks
1 jarred roasted red pepper, cut into strips (1 cup)
1/3cup(s) loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Lime wedges

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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.

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 as manufacturer directs, 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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