BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Sweet Potato, Chicken and White Bean Stew

This easy, hearty stew is full of healthy fiber (thanks to the beans) and lean protein (courtesy of the chicken and the beans again), and is spiked with the sweet heat of chili powder and cumin. Top with the listed garnishes if you so desire and feel free to add shredded cheese, sour cream or fresh salsa.

Also, should a cup of this chili-esque stew happen to be poured over some tortilla chips and then topped with shredded aged cheddar and popped under the broiler and then topped with more onions, cilantro and avocado, it would not be the worst thing ever to happen. Just so you know.

  • ingredients
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Pantry
  • 1 medium onion, diced (reserve a few pinches for garnish) $0.50
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped Pantry
  • 1 medium sweet potato, scrubbed and diced $0.50
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into bite-size pieces $5
  • 2 15-oz. cans white (cannellini or Great Northern) beans, rinsed and drained $2.50
  • 1 tsp Ancho chili powder $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
Total Cost of Ingredients $10


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic, sweet potato, chicken, beans, cumin and chili powder. Stir well and add water to cover (about 3 cups). Cover pot and cook for 18-20 minutes, or until sweet potato is soft and and chicken has cooked through.

Serve, garnished with the reserved onion, plus cilantro and/or avocado if desired.

Serves 2-4.

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Katie, on Jan 27, 07:43 PM, wrote:

Your website is fabulous. Glad I stumbled on it! This stew looks awesome. I made a similar one just a few hours ago with pork and chipotle chilis.

Winstrol, on Jan 29, 07:08 AM, wrote:

Great stew, this is just what I’ve been looking for. I will be makin gthis today.

Georgia Girl, on Jan 30, 10:23 AM, wrote:

Looks yummy! definitely something I need to add to the crockpot chronicles. question: did you add avocado to the top?? looks like it in the photo..thanks for sharing.

Aimee, on Feb 7, 02:44 PM, wrote:

I make at least one of your recipes a week (usually more)! I love this stew and during this awful midwest winter it sure warms the tummy. Have you ever considered weekly budget menu planning – say what to eat of $50 a week (for a single person) Just a thought :)

Activitygrrl, on Jan 18, 02:32 PM, wrote:

You are my savior, Gabi. I love the that I can come here any night of the week and look up an incredible recipe that I can make on a tight budget and with little free time (I work two jobs). This stew is one of my current favorites. Have to admit to doubling the doses of cumin and chili powder to add more flavor kick. Its perfect! Thanks.

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