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Quinoa, Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

This quinoa, chicken and sweet potato stew that can be made in the crockpot is AMAZING!  If I was giving thumbs, this would be a two thumbs up recipe.  Now I KNOW I will be making it again. It’s not only full of healthy ingredients, it is sweet and delicious, and I believe gluten free, although some of you probably know more about that than I do.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 T dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp. jarred minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chopped chicken (could use more)
  • 2 14 1/2 oz. cans chicken broth (if it seems dry, can add more)
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 16 oz. cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil (this is different than the original recipe and added so much flavor)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Now the original recipe (modified from Taste of Home December 2011/January 2012 edition magazine) called for sauteing fresh onion and garlic, and simmering the chicken for an hour…but my style is to throw everything in the crock pot and let it do all the work.

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I mixed everything lightly in the crock pot, and then let it simmer in the crockpot all day till dinner.

 
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This makes such a large amount that it’s probably a good candidate for freezing some to use for lunches.  A muffin pan makes perfect little portion sizes.
 
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After the soup is frozen in the muffin tin, just pop it out and put into a ziploc bag or container, and it’s easy to reheat for lunches or snacks.
 
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The chicken was so tender, the broth so sweet, and the sweet potatoes perfectly cooked. I felt so healthy eating it too!  It would go great with a crusty hunk of bread.

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Quinoa, Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

Course Main dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 1 T dried minced onion
  • tsp. jarred minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chopped chicken could use more
  • 2 14 1/2 oz. cans chicken broth if it seems dry, add more
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 16 oz. cans red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil this is different than the original recipe and added so much flavor
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • I mixed everything lightly in the crock pot, and then let it simmer 4-6 hours in the crockpot.

Quinoa, Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew, Quinoa, Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew, Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!