Clean Chicken Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

I waited forever this year for winter.  I probably cursed myself by wishing for snow.  But you know what?  Last year we had TONS of snow by the beginning of December. Big fluffy flakes, with which to make Olaf.  But this year not so much.  We barely got snow in January.  And of course the first day we got it, KB had duty.  Since I wasn’t authorized to use the snow blower, I got out there and shoveled.  Which was a great workout!

Anyways, my point being, now that winter is here and the colder weather is here, I’m craving comfort food.  But since KB and I are trying to eat healthy, the other day, I threw together a clean chicken, sweet potato and black bean chili in the crock pot.  And since it was a dish in my crock pot and I didn’t have to baby sit it all day…win-win.

I just threw all the ingredients in, cooked on low all day, mixed occasionally and it was to-die-for!

Start with onions, bell peppers and peeled, cubed, sweet potatoes.

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Add chicken, chili powder and cumin.  You can add some cayenne pepper if you like heat, but since I still have tiny humans that I expect to eat this…

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Add corn, diced tomatoes, and black beans.

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Mix it all together.

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Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or at least until chicken and sweet potatoes are completely cooked.

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Serve and enjoy!  I garnished with chopped green onions and cilantro.

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Recipe:
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon cumin
cayenne pepper – optional – use how much you want
1 – 14 oz can of corn
1 – 14 oz can of black beans
2 – 14 oz cans diced tomatoes
Cilantro and green onions for garnish

Layer all ingredients in the dish of a crock pot.  Start with onions, bell pepper and sweet potatoes.  Add chicken and seasonings.  Top with corn, black beans and tomatoes. Mix it all together and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Serve with cilantro and green onions.

Enjoy!
Caroline