This Slow cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato Dinner is healthy and an easy
one pot meal. Chicken thighs, onions and sweet potatoes are cooked together to perfection.
Who doesn’t love coming home to a complete meal in the slow cooker such as this one or even my Ranch Chicken and Potatoes recipe.
This Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato Dinner was so flavorful! This is my first time making sweet potatoes without adding brown sugar and cinnamon, I didn’t miss it.
This recipe has simple ingredients, but somehow it produces the juiciest chicken and sweet potatoes that don’t need added sugar. I think the chicken thighs are the key to this dish, while they cook all their juices flavor up those sweet potatoes perfectly.
Try this meal, even if you aren’t cutting back on sugar and grains. I’m sure all those juices would be delicious soaked up with some crusty bread.
Additional chicken thigh recipes for your slow cooker:
- Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs
- Slow Cooker Chicken Paprika
- Slow Cooker Leek Chicken
- Slow Cooker Black Pepper Chicken
- Slow Cooker Green Chile Cheesy Chicken
Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato Dinner
- Slow Cooker- 6 quart or larger
- 1 1/2 lbs. red garnet sweet potatoes
- 1 white onion
- 2 1/2 lbs. Bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 5 thighs)
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- cooking oil for browning chicken
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into large pieces, I cut mine into 1 inch pieces. Cut the onion the same way and separate the pieces so they aren’t stuck together. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick spray, add the sweet potato and onion pieces to the slow cooker in an even layer.
- Place a large skillet on the stove-top over medium high heat. Add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken skin down first, and cook until it browns, flip the chicken and brown the other side too. Remove the chicken with tongs and add on top of the sweet potatoes and onions in the slow cooker. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and thyme over the chicken and veggies.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
- Serve and enjoy.