Blame it on our frigid weather, but the eMeals team has been in the mood for soups and stews lately. If you’re feeling similarly, then pull up a (digital) chair and join us for this oh-so-delicious slow-cooker Paleo stew.
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Chockfull of goodness from sweet potatoes and baby spinach, this stew is seriously simple to prepare. Dump everything in the slow cooker, cover it with the lid, and walk away. You don’t even need to brown off the chicken first! And even non-Paleo eaters will enjoy the classic flavors.
Make this ahead by omitting the spinach. When you’re ready to eat, reheat the stew either in the slow cooker or on the stove, and stir in the spinach just before serving. The heat from the stew will wilt the spinach in no time.
If your family isn’t much for Cajun sausage, feel free to substitute their favorite flavor. You could even omit the spinach from the slow cooker, and only stir it into individual servings for those who want it (or not, for those finicky eaters we all have at home). Either way, this recipe is a versatile keeper that’s sure to warm up your home on these chilly winter days.
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- 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 11/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ lb Cajun-style smoked sausage, cut into ½-inch pieces
- 2 (14.5-oz) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 2 (14.5-oz) cans organic chicken broth
- 1 (10-oz) bag baby spinach
- Place sweet potatoes, onion and garlic in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt. Place chicken and sausage over vegetables. Add tomatoes and broth.
- Cover and cook on LOW 6 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks; stir in spinach before serving. Season to taste.
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