Chicken, sweet potato and spinach stew

    50 min

    I made this recipe up when I started the paleo diet. Now I make it all the time! Adjust the chicken stock amount to give this chicken stew the consistency you like.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 small red onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed
    • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 30g fresh spinach, or to taste
    • 1 pinch crushed chilli flakes, or more to taste
    • 1 pinch paprika, or more to taste
    • sea salt to taste
    • 120ml chicken stock, or more to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes.
    2. Stir chicken, sweet potatoes, spinach, crushed chilli flakes, paprika and sea salt with the onion and garlic in the saucepan. Pour as much chicken stock into the saucepan to make the mixture as soup-like or stew-like as you'd like it.
    3. Bring the stock to the boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

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    Since ive gone paleo , ive been making this recipe at least once a week. I tweaked it a little by adding a link of smoked sausage, added double the spinach and double the chicken broth and added a cup water. I also mashed the sweet potatoes just a bit so it wasn't so soupy. I could eat this all week.  -  18 Nov 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a very good base recipe. I used 1/4 tsp chipotle powder instead of red pepper flakes, and browned the chicken with the onions before adding the other ingredients to add to the depth of flavor. I held off on the spinach until the last couple minutes so that it wouldn't get mushy and disintegrate. I used about 2 cups of spinach, and will use even more next time since it cooks down so much. 30 minutes was a little longer than it needed to cook, but I really liked it anyway because some of the sweet potatoes broke down, acting as a thickener for the stew. The flavor profile spot on -- savory, sweet, and spicy. And it looked beautiful! Both of my boys cleaned their plates. Will definitely be making this again.  -  06 Apr 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was delicious! I, too, am following the Paleo plan, and only SWEET POTATOES are considered Paleo, and should be eaten only occasionally as they are still potatoes, after all. My husband, who is not following Paleo, told me that I could make this as often as I liked because he loved, loved LOVED IT! Thanks for posting this fantastic dish!  -  04 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)