Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli Recipe

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Rebecca Burns Modified: March 21, 2022
Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli

Turn that simple chicken recipe into a highly delicious and unforgettable dish by adding heaps of broccoli and sweet potatoes. You’ll never enough of it!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours 5 minutes
Total: 5 hours 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 ½lbsweet potatoes,peeled and diced into 1 1/4-inch cubes
  • ¼cupchicken broth
  • 1 ½tbspgarlicminced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tsppaprika
  • 2tsppacked light brown sugar
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 1 1tspdried thymeor 1 Tbsp. fresh minced
  • ¾ tspdried rosemaryor 2 ½ tsp. minced fresh
  • ¼ tspcayenne peppermore or less to taste for desired heat level
  • 6largechicken thighsbone-in, skin-on, trimmed
  • 1 ½tbspolive oil
  • 16ozfrozen broccoli florets
  • Fresh parsleychopped (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  1. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place sweet potatoes in slow cooker in an even layer, pour over chicken broth then sprinkle with half of the garlic and season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together paprika, brown sugar, onion powder, thyme, rosemary and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle half of the spice mixture evenly over potatoes, set remaining aside.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Dab skin side of 3 pieces of the chicken dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.

  4. Sear in oil, skin side down, until golden, about 4 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker over the sweet potato layer. Repeat with the remaining pieces of chicken.

  5. Sprinkle remaining spice mixture and garlic evenly over chicken, then cover slow cooker and cook on low heat until sweet potatoes are tender and center of chicken registers 165 on an instant-read thermometer.

  6. Add broccoli either during the last 30 minutes of cooking or steam in bag as directed on package, season with salt. Plate chicken, sweet potatoes and broccoli and serve with a few spoonfuls of the sauce from the slow cooker.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1196.20kcal
  • Fat: 57.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 114.42g
  • Fiber: 16.62g
  • Sugar: 24.74g
  • Protein: 56.97g
  • Cholesterol: 243.63mg
  • Sodium: 2447.92mg
  • Calcium: 282.62mg
  • Potassium: 2731.32mg
  • Iron: 8.67mg
  • Vitamin A: 3491.96µg
  • Vitamin C: 101.01mg
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