Spiced chicken stew with sweet potatoes

This warming dish is a nice change from the typical chicken recipe and is sure to warm you up on a chilly evening

Servings 6 persons, Preparation time 10 minutes, Cooking time: 26 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 orange pepper, seeded and quartered
  • 450g sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 450g cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
  • 700ml chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 165g frozen sweetcorn kernels
  • 1 (410g) tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large bunch fresh coriander, chopped


  • Ensure the stirrer attachment is in place in the HomeCooker pan and set the temperature to 175°C for 3 minutes; add the oil. Sit the Cutting Tower alongside the HomeCooker with the julienne slicer in place and switch it on. Run through the onion and garlic (or chop by hand) and cook for 5 minutes. Run through the pepper (or slice by hand) and cook an additional 3 minutes
  • Stir in the sweet potato, chicken, tomatoes and chicken stock. Season with chilli powder, cumin, oregano, cocoa, cinnamon and dried chilli flakes; bring to the boil. Meanwhile, dissolve the flour in 2 tablespoons water and stir into boiling stew. Reduce the temperature to 130°C, cover and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender, 10 minutes
  • Stir in the sweetcorn and kidney beans; season with salt and pepper. Heat for 5 minutes
  • Sprinkle with chopped coriander just before serving
  • Tip: Instead of sweet potato, you could use cubed pumpkin or butternut squash. Similarly, almost any bean would work a treat, so use whatever tinned beans you have in the cupboard – butter beans, cannellini beans, etc. Make this dish vegetarian by skipping the chicken and adding another tin of beans (use two different types for variety) and 100 to 200g more sweet potato
Spiced Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes | Philips

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