Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup

Prep time:  10 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Recipe from
www.Chelseasmessyapron.com 
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup quinoa (I used a black bean quinoa package)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (1 pound or ~3-1/2 cups)
  • 1 can (15.25 ounces) black beans
  • 1 cans (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 packet (1.25 ounces) chili seasoning mix
  • 5 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • Optional: fresh parsley


Instructions:

  1. Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray. Remove the fat from the chicken breasts and put them into the slow cooker along with the rinsed quinoa. (I found a black beans seasoned quinoa package which I used and loved, but regular quinoa will work as well, just make sure to rinse it well.)
  2. Remove the skins and chop the sweet potatoes into cubes adding them into the slow cooker.
  3. Drain and rinse the black beans and add those in. Add in the petite diced tomatoes, minced garlic, chili seasoning mix, and chicken broth.
  4. Place on high for 3-5 hours (It took 4 hours on high for my crockpot.)
  5. Using two forks shred the chicken and stir all the ingredients together.
  6. Add, if desired fresh parsley.