As you may have gathered by now, I'm just crazy for sweet potatoes. Love them. Ditto for my slow cooker. It requires an act of God in our house to just open the damn oven - I swear my 2-year-old can sense danger from a mile away and immediately runs toward it - so the Crock Pot is a tool on which I rely heavily. At least until he learns to climb up on the kitchen counter. Which will probably happen tomorrow.
And so - 2 of my faves collide in this super yummy, SUPER easy recipe. Enjoy!
Brown Sugar Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
3 chicken breasts
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
1 onion, sliced into rings
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1/8 c. orange juice
salt, pepper & cayenne pepper to taste
Place the chicken in the Crock Pot; season generously with salt and pepper. Top with the onion slices and then the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly across the sweet potatoes and then pour the OJ on top of everything. Season the sweet potatoes well with salt and pepper, and a good sprinkle of cayenne pepper. (I make mine pretty spicy, which gives a nice edge to the sweet ingredients.) Cover and cook on high for 5 hours.
Serves 2 and a couple kiddos.