If you’re ever unsure about what to cook, pull out your slow cooker! All you need is chicken, vegetables, sweet potatoes, and a homemade sauce.
This is one-pot, family friendly meal that you can tweak to your liking. Use any cut of chicken. This time I used legs but breasts, thighs, skin-on, boneless, bone-in, etc. all work well too. I love white sweet potatoes but you can use yams if you like. You can also substitute potatoes like red potatoes or Idaho potatoes but if you do so, the meal will no longer be paleo. For the vegetables I used what I had in my frig. I suggest you use what you like or what you have. You really can’t go wrong here.
I can’t stress enough to use a homemade sauce. Most store-bought sauce is flat-out unhealthy. Check the back of the ingredients. Do you know what they all are? Check the ingredients in this sauce. I bet you have all of them in your pantry already. Instagram and Facebook are places to find food inspiration. I have been following Jane Munah’s Instagram page for almost a year now on IG. Her page is one of my favorites to follow; I love seeing her homemade African cuisine. I have been meaning to try one of her marinades for a while now. When I was thinking about a different sauce for this recipe I dawned on me to check out her page for inspiration. I was correct. I found this sauce recipe on her Facebook page, For The Love of Food. She used it as a marinade but I knew it would be great as a slow cooker sauce because she didn’t use a lot of oil. As with any sauce, I encourage you to taste it before you pour it on to makes sure you like it.
- 2 lbs chicken (any cut)
- 1 lbs white sweet potatoes (or potatoes)
- 1 lb vegetables (I used onion, bell pepper & green beans this time)
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp mustard seed, crushed (optional)
- S&P to taste
- Add chicken, potatoes, and vegetables to the slow cooker.
- Mix sauce together in a small bowl. Pour on top of all ingredients.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 or Low 4-6.
This turned out to be a nice one-pot meal for us. The sauce was distributed evenly across all the food even though I did not stir or mix it up (you can if you want to). The chicken was extremely tender and the sweet potatoes and vegetables cooked perfectly. Check out For The Love of Food for more great marinades, sauces and recipes.