Paprika Cumin Black Bean Sweet Potato Chicken

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This is our favorite heart healthy, fiber rich, protein packed one-dish-dinner. There’s chicken for protein, black beans for fiber, sweet potatoes for beta carotene…. tomatoes, onions, lime, cilantro for their vitamin packed properties.   Together with healthy herbs like cumin, paprika, pepper, this makes a low cost, high nutrition dinner.   It fills the house with an exotic earthy aroma, the chicken was pull-apart tender, sweet potatoes were creamy and delicious, but of course, the secret ingredient is color.

Ingredients
:: Chicken thighs preferred for this recipe
:: Cumin, paprika, salt, olive oil
:: Sweet potatoes, cubed
:: Can of black beans, rinse and drain
:: Bell peppers, sliced
:: Cilantro and limes to garnish

Directions
In a pan, brown both sides of chicken thighs with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of cumin, paprika and salt.  Set aside.

Reserve 2 tablespoons of seasoned oil. Add sweet potatoes to pan.  Toss to coat and cook for a few minutes.

Return chicken to pan on top of sweet potatoes.
Add a cup of water or broth.
Top with bell pepper slices.
Stew is done when sweet potatoes are tender.

Garnish with more fresh chopped cilantro and wedges of lime, and you’re ready to impress the family with a bright, hearty meal!

Enjoy!

 


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