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Sweet Potato Stew

2018-12-07 | By: Lauren

Having a few go-to meals is essential for everyone's recipe book. This sweet potato stew is the perfect meal for busy a weeknight that's delicious, healthy, and easy! Just throw the ingredients in the pot and in less than 30 minutes you'll have a hearty stew that will leave you full and satisfied!


<h2> Ingredients:

2 Tbsp oil

1 large yellow onion, chopped

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup lite canned coconut milk (mixed well)

1 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground turmeric

1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp kosher salt

Pinch of black pepper

2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

1 15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 15oz can diced tomatoes

1 1⁄4 pounds sweet potato, peeled and cut into

1⁄2” cubes (about 4 cups)

2 cups kale, ribs removed and chopped


<h2> For Non-Vegetarian Option:

1 3⁄4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1” cubes or pieces


<h2> Optional Toppings:

Plain yogurt

Squeeze of lemon Freshly chopped cilantro Chopped peanuts


<h2> Directions:

- In a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat, add the oil and sauté the onion until translucent. If you are adding chicken, sauté it with the onions until the outsides are seared/ lightly browned. Add the garlic and stir for just 20-30 seconds until fragrant.

- Stir in the spices, then add the coconut milk and mix well to combine. Carefully stir in the vegetable broth and the whole can of tomatoes (including their juices).

- Add the sweet potato and chickpeas, then bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for about 20-25  minutes until the liquid has reduced, the chicken is cooked through, and the sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in the kale and let simmer for another minute until wilted. The stew will be very thick, especially if you add chicken, so add additional broth if desired.

- Best served over cooked quinoa or rice. Top with any or all of the optional toppings.

- Serves 6-8


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Lauren is a former athlete from Minnesota who shares all kinds of gluten free recipes on her blog, Zest and Lemons. She has a passion for cooking and  photography, and loves to help others learn more about Celiac Disease. She is also an oatmeal enthusiast and is always making a mess in the kitchen.

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