Crockpot Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato

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Crockpot Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato is an easy dinner recipe!

Crockpot Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato is the perfect easy dinner for Autumn. This delicious clean eating meal has such a great savory taste with a little bit of sweetness. The spices used in this recipe really bring the dish to life and will make your taste buds explode with delight! My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the amazing taste and how hearty this meal was. You will not be disappointed so be sure to try this Paleo and Gluten Free recipe!

This is what Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato looks like when you put it in the Crock Pot to cook.

Crockpot Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato is s delicious and healthy recipe!

Below is how this delicious meal will look like in your dinner bowl! So yummy!

Crockpot Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato is s delicious and healthy recipe!

I love to serve this delicious dinner with Roasted Broccoli and Homemade Garlic Bread.  You could easily cook with the skins on if you choose and add chunks of fresh apples too!  Be sure to use unsweetened applesauce to keep this recipe Paleo.

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Crockpot Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato
Recipe type: Clean Eating
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Serves: 4
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Sea salt + cracked black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (you can also use cumin if you don't have curry)
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Layer the sweet potato chunks and chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, red onion, apple sauce, cider vinegar, curry powder, and ginger.
  4. Pour the mixture over the chicken and sweet potato chunks.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, until the chicken and sweet potatoes are tender.
  6. Serve alone or over rice.



  1. I can’t wait to try this one!

  2. Your recipe looks delicious…..can’t wait to give it a try:) I hate to say this but being from WI and a huge Green Bay Packer Fan your crock pot is what actually caught my attention:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  3. This sounds really good! I pinned it to make when the weather cools down. Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!

  4. I wish I could eat this, right now! Looks yummy. I’m hosting a linky party right now if you would like to come join.

  5. What a flavor combination, can’t wait to taste it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. Stephanie@StockpilingMoms says:

    One of my favorite crockpot recipes for Autumn! Perfect to make on a cool Fall day :)

  7. Sara Van Heel says:

    This looks great. Going to make it tomorrow. Did you cut the chicken or leave it in whole breasts? The finished photo looks like the chicken was cubed.

    • I was wondering the same thing. I have this in the crock pot right now, and I decided to cube the chicken so that it wouldn’t end up as shredded chicken. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Stephanie@StockpilingMoms says:

      The chicken was cubed. I am updating the recipe now. Thanks for letting me know!

  8. Love sweet potatoes can’t wait to make this!

  9. This looks delicious. One quick question – could I cook it on high for 3-4 hours and achieve the same results?

  10. As far as the sweet potatoes go, you can leave the skin on for more nutrition. When roasting, etc. we’ve learned that the skin is really delicious. Also…am thinking of using apple chunks rather than applesauce.

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

      That is your choice – I prefer the texture without the skins though. Apple chunks would be great!

  11. you need to add your PALEO tag to this as well. I love the ideas you’ve been sharing lately for paleo crockpot stuff!! thanks so much

  12. Love this recipe! So healthy and full of good nutrients! My favorite is to serve it over quinoa with a side of steamed or roasted brussel sprouts (or some other green veggie). I stick with all the same ingredients, with a few tweaks: I’m a little liberal with the onions, garlic, and spices, just to give it a little “kick,” and instead of applesauce, I just use chopped fresh apple pieces. I also leave the skin on the sweet potato chunks and apples to keep all the extra nutrients found in the peels. They boil down so much in the cooker you honestly barely even notice them. I’m making it again today, and this time I’ve added some craisins to the mix – hopefully it’s a good addition!

    I also love that there’s no “prep” work for the meat on the stove – just toss it in raw! Great time saver. Definitely recommend trying this one!

  13. I tried this recipe after seeing it on pinterest and I’m not a fan. It was way to bland for me. I had high hopes for it since it smelled delicious. The curry really made this smell so good but the taste was blah. I hate to say this but we made it a pizza night.

  14. Awesome! Used boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast and added a little chicken broth.

  15. I want to make this tonight And just realized I do not have apple cider vinegar, can I do without or substitute something else!??

  16. Can you prepare then freeze then put into CP to cook all day? thanks

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

      Yes, I think so – it would slow down the cooking process a bit so depending on how long you are gone.

  17. Kristen says:

    Same question?? Can this be a freezer meal??

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

      Yes, for sure!

      • I found this in the 20 freezer meals in 4 hours list, but this (and some of the other recipes in that group) doesn’t talk about actual freezer prep directions. Do you just combine everything into a bag, freeze, thaw the day before you want to use it & then cook as normal? I was also wondering about freezer meals in general. Is it okay to throw the raw chicken in with other foods?

        • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

          Yes, it is fine to throw in the raw chicken or other meat with the other ingredients. You can either cook and freeze and then re-heat or you can prep and before cooking freeze and then you thaw and cook or cook from frozen.

  18. Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

    I LOVE this Paleo Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato Crockpot Recipe!

  19. Great recipe! Had this for dinner tonight and my boyfriend and I both loved it! He even said it was “elk camp” worthy. :) I was very liberal with the spices, and I added a little garlic powder with the S&P on the chicken and sweet potatoes, I also added a little bit of honey. Thanks for the recipe!

  20. I wound up jazzing this up a bit and it turned out pretty good. I added about a cup of chicken broth and some honey mustard. I might do dijon mustard next time and some red pepper for spice. I like that this recipe is pretty healthy in and of itself :]

  21. Karen Goodman says:

    I’ve got everything in the house to make this except the chicken. Need to go shopping to try this out!

  22. I was so excited about your recipe, I had to include it in my recipe roundup. Now to go buy that chicken!

  23. Do you add any other liquid? I’m nervous that the chicken will dry out in the slow cooker without more liquid than this. I’d like to make this tomorrow night so please respond!

  24. I was not satisfied with the tasted so I added raisins, cashews,cinnamon, tumeric and maple syrup at the end. I t was very comforting.

    More prep time than indicated.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  25. I’ll admit I didn’t add curry because me and my boyfriend don’t really prefer this seasoning. Outside of that I followed the directions/ingredients to a T and I also found that this dinner was very bland. :/ It wasn’t as sweet as I expected or really anything at all. Do you think instead of using unsweetened applesauce regular applesauce would help?

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

      You can use sweetened applesauce or add honey for more sweetness. The curry is awesome in this dish but if you don’t like it you could a spice you do enjoy.

  26. I added a sliced jalapeño for a little kick, we like it spicy in our house!

  27. Sorry to have to say this but this recipe turned out awful. I followed the directions but it was bland and dry. My husband (who is not picky at all) barely would eat it. I took two bites and couldn’t make myself eat any more. We ended up giving it to the chickens which I never do because I hate wasting food.

  28. I’m wondering if this recipe could be made without the chicken. Apples & sweet potatoes would make the perfect side dish for what I have in mind. Would I still need to cook the sweet potatoes for the same amount of time? And are there any spices you would leave out? Let me know, can’t wait to try!

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