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Budget-Friendly Slow-Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

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.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh + 2-3 sweet potato rounds (about ½ sweet potato)

  • Calories 275
  • Carbohydrate 32 g
  • Protein 21 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Sugar 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g
  • Cholesterol 105 mg
  • Sodium 310 mg
  • Potassium 590 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


4 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 onion, chopped
2 large sweet potatoes (about 1 pound total), peeled and sliced into large rounds
1½ cups low-sodium, low-fat chicken broth (gluten-free if needed)
3 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar blend
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Bay leaf


  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker. Top chicken with onions and sweet potatoes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until chicken is done.
  3. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Recipe Cost = $8.64

Side Suggestion: This chicken would go great served with our Broccoli Almondine recipe.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: You can purchase gluten-free chicken broth and verify all ingredients are gluten-free, and this dish can be gluten-free.

Photo: Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potatoes. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos

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