Monday, April 18, 2011

Slow Cooker Latin Chicken

I realize the picture above looks like a funky pile of beans, but let me assure you that the flavors of this one were great. It was a little change from the usual chicken crockpot meal, and I think we'll be making this one again (posted recipe includes my changes).

Slow Cooker Latin Chicken
from Allrecipes Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb. chicken thighs salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, divided
1 large sweet potato, cut into chunks
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup hot salsa
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
3 large cloves garlic, chopped
lime wedges, for garnish


1.Heat the olive oil in a large skillet; season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cilantro over the chicken thighs; brown the chicken in the frying pan, 3 to 5 minutes each side.

2. Arrange the chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, and black beans on top of the chicken. Mix together the chicken broth, 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, salsa, cumin, allspice, and garlic together in a bowl; pour into the slow cooker. Set slow cooker to LOW and cook for 4 hours. Garnish with lime wedges to serve (we put it all over plain rice, with some corn tortillas on the side).

1 comment:

Nancy Phair said...

I am curious about the 1 pound chicken thighs. boneless? Skinless? If this includes the bones, 1 pound seems a little scant.


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