Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew

Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 15 ounce can no-salt-added red beans, rinsed and drained

  • 4 cup peeled, cubed sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)

  • 8 ounce boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 8 ounce boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 ½ cup chopped green sweet peppers (2 large)

  • 1 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 10 ounce can tomatoes and chopped green chiles, undrained

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ 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 chiles, 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
7g Fat
46g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 830mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 53.7mg 269%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 661mg 14%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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