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Curried Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

This chicken and sweet potato dish is a delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors. I like to add a bit more spice. Make sure to keep the sweet potato chunks large so they keep their integrity over the long cooking time. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup apricot-pineapple preserves or 1/2 cup each apricot and pineapple preserves
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with curry powder, garlic and salt. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown, 3-4 minutes on each side. Place sweet potatoes and onion in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker; top with chicken. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add drained pineapple, preserves and soy sauce to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours, until chicken and potatoes are tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and reserved pineapple juice until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high , 20-25 minutes, until sauce is thickened. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 383 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.
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