Red Bean, Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

So crock-pot recipes, I’m a total fan!! I am working close to full time right now so it’s important to have a yummy dinner that requires less work. Viola — hello crock-pot! I found this recipe on BH&G. My personal food critic sister was a little worried at the addition of peanut butter. She said it sounded like the episode of Friends where Rachel made a trifle and it was awful {because the ingredients were totally mixed up!} I do love Friends but I did not pull a Rachel – nope, the recipe really called for PB!!

If you want a laugh, I’ve posted the link to the Friends video. In case you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about ūüėČ

So the reviews for this recipe? It was awesome! I’d totally make it again. Another bonus, it was super filling and it’s considered a skinny recipe at 366 calories per person. WINNER! The peanut butter gave it a curry type flavor.


red bean chicken stew


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Red Bean, Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew – BH&G


  • 2¬†15¬†ounce¬†can¬†no-salt-added red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4¬†cups¬†peeled, cubed sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 8¬†ounces¬†boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8¬†ounces¬†boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2¬†14 1/2¬†ounce¬†can¬†reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2¬†cups¬†chopped green sweet peppers (2 large)
  • 1¬†14 1/2¬†ounce¬†can¬†no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1¬†10¬†ounce¬†can¬†tomatoes and chopped green chile’s, undrained
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†Cajun seasoning
  • 2¬†cloves¬†garlic, minced
  • 1/4¬†cup¬†creamy peanut butter
  • Snipped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts (optional)
1.¬†In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine beans, sweet potatoes, chicken, broth, sweet peppers, diced tomatoes, tomatoes and green chile’s, Cajun seasoning, and garlic.2.¬†Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

3. Remove 1 cup hot liquid from cooker. Whisk in peanut butter. Stir into mixture in cooker.

4. Serve topped with cilantro and, if desired, peanuts.

Of course as always, I changed a few things based on what I had. I used only chicken breasts and no thighs. I also used two cans diced tomatoes and neither had green chilies. I was also short a can of beans. Regardless of these changes Рit was a hearty, filling and very flavorful stew. I am looking forward to having it tomorrow at lunch.



  1. Jennifer Marks says:

    I am so making this next week! Yummy!

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