Red Bean, Chicken And Sweet Potato Stew
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 15 ounce can no-salt-added red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups peeled, cubed sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 8 ounces boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8 ounces boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped green sweet peppers (2 large)
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 10 ounce can tomatoes and chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Snipped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts (optional)
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine beans, sweet potatoes, chicken, broth, sweet peppers, diced tomatoes, tomatoes and green chiles, Cajun seasoning, and garlic.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Remove 1 cup hot liquid from cooker.
  4. Whisk in peanut butter.
  5. Stir into mixture in cooker.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
The peanut butter base of this soup gives it a pleasantly nutty flavor.