Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili Recipe
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Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

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I'm a college student and one of the things I miss the most about school is my mom's wonderful cooking. I also miss her well-stocked kitchen! This slow cooker recipe is something I can make in my dorm on a busy Sunday. I just throw it all in the slow cooker before I leave for church and come back to piping hot homemade comfort food. The first bite of this chili almost always brings me to tears; it's so good to have a little piece of home while away. Be sure to serve with a good sprinkle of cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and plenty of tortilla chips. —Bailey Starkey, Mount Vernon, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips


  1. In a greased 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until chicken and sweet potatoes are tender. Serve with cheese, sour cream and chips. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili in Physician's Mutual - Recipe Contest 2014

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kerrynjames 242935
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"Love this recipe, it's super easy. I like to saute the onions before adding them so they aren't crunchy, but other than that it's a great recipe with an interesting and different flavor."

marpo2112 231807
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"We love this recipe! changed it around a bit to add spices on top of sweet potatoes and it flavored them a bit better. Onions and tomatoes etc. on top of the chicken. Very good recipe!"

thebigapple 121859
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"Other than the fact that the sweet potatoes were still hard after all day in a slow cooker, I liked this recipe. Interesting combination of flavors and ingredients. As the other reviewer stated, the cinnamon really flavors this chili."

NancyHanks 199959
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"Excellent! I love how the cinnamon flavors this chili. I didn't have coriander so I used cumin and I made it on the stovetop since I don't have a slow cooker."

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