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Coconut Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours


8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

This stew tastes as if you spent hours in the kitchen. The flavors of coconut milk, sweet potato and coriander nicely complement the chicken. A garnish of cilantro and toasted coconut adds a bit of sophistication. —Nicole Filizetti, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Coconut Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups canned coconut milk, divided
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional ingredients: Hot cooked basmati rice, toasted unsweetened shredded coconut, minced fresh cilantro and lime wedges


  1. Combine chicken, sweet potatoes, 2 cups coconut milk, pineapple, onion and seasonings in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low until chicken and sweet potatoes are tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Stir in remaining 1 cup coconut milk. If desired, serve with optional ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 365 calories, 16g fat (14g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Rebecca
    May 29, 2020

    This is a great recipe. It is so easy to put together on a busy day. We've made it three times so far as written and enjoyed it every time. The leftovers the next day taste even better than the first day. Today we are spicing it up with some added garlic, ginger, and 2 T curry.

  • Judith
    Oct 13, 2019

    This was a tasty and easy dish that everyone in my family loved, from grandparents to grandchildren. I followed the recipe exactly, only substituting chicken thighs for breasts. The optional toppings were exceptional, enriching the already flavorful stew. Served with sides of fresh pineapple and sliced avocados, it made for a different and delightful meal. We will definitely have this again!