Budget-Friendly Slow-Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Budget-Friendly Slow-Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
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No time to cook? Try this slow-cooker chicken for dinner. The sweet potatoes, Dijon mustard and brown sugar make for a unique and tasty flavor. Adding a side of simple steamed broccoli and cauliflower makes this a complete meal that requires less than 15 minutes of active prep time.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    6 hr
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 chicken thigh with 2-3 sweet potato rounds and 1 cup broccoli and cauliflower mix
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 chicken thigh with 2-3 sweet potato rounds and 1 cup broccoli and cauliflower mix
  • Amount per serving Calories 280

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 95mg
  • Sodium 380mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 11g
  • Protein 28g
  • Potassium 750mg
  • Phosphorus 290mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 3 Lean protein



  • boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    1 lbs
  • onion (chopped)
  • large sweet potatoes (peeled and sliced into large rounds)
    1 lbs
  • low sodium chicken broth
    1 1/2 cup
  • low-calorie brown sugar substitute
    3 tbsp
  • dried thyme
    1/4 tsp
  • Dijon Mustard
    2 tbsp
  • bay leaves
  • fresh or frozen broccoli and cauliflower florets (steamed)
    4 cup


  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker. Top chicken with onions and sweet potatoes.

  2. Add the chicken broth, brown sugar blend, thyme, mustard, and bay leaf. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is done.

  3. Remove bay leaf and serve with broccoli and cauliflower.

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    This recipe was easy and had a subtle sweet and tangy flavor. My family gave it a 3 out of 5. We are new oi eating healthy and found this a little bland, but for what it was, it was pretty decent.