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SLOW COOKER CHICKEN STEW WITH SWEET POTATOES

Katerina | Diethood
A warm and cozy stew filled with shredded white meat chicken, savory sweet potatoes, and carrots, all in a creamy tomato broth.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed or frozen (see note 1)
  • 2 (about 14 to 16 ounces, total) medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 large carrots, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 1 (about 10 ounces) large yukon gold potato, cubed
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Chopped fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Combine chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, potato, tomatoes, broth, salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika, marjoram, and pepper in your slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Remove chicken and transfer to a cutting board; shred the chicken.
  • Return shredded chicken back to the slow cooker. (see note 2)
  • Stir in heavy cream; recover and continue to cook for 10 more minutes.
    Taste for salt, and adjust accordingly.
  • Ladle in bowls and garnish with chopped fresh basil.
  • Serve.

Notes

  1. Optional: You can cut up the chicken breasts into cubes before putting them in the slow cooker, OR leave them whole and shred the chicken later on, when it’s cooked through. 
  2. Optional: Toward the end, and before I add in the shredded chicken, I use an immersion blender to blend the soup for about 20 seconds, to add a bit more thickness.

Nutrition

Calories: 268 kcal | Carbohydrates: 31 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 62 mg | Sodium: 575 mg | Potassium: 1203 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 14216 IU | Vitamin C: 31 mg | Calcium: 60 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 26 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken stew crock pot, easy stew, healthy stew recipe