quinoa, sweet potato, black beans in the slow cooker

I absolutely love to cook using the slow cooker!

I’ve shared with you before my Super Easy Slow Cooker Chili¬†and my Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili.

There’s just something magical about dumping a whole bunch of stuff in that beautiful crockpot and then coming home to the amazing smell of a finished and ready-to-eat meal.

I also quite enjoy that feeling when I walk in the door after working all day and remember, “Oh yeah! Dinner is already ready!!!”

Because I do enjoy the magical slow cooker meal so much, I wanted to share this heavenly quinoa, sweet potato, and black beans in the slow cooker recipe!

I know it sounds a bit odd, but I had some cooking the other day during my workout group, and by the end, the amazing aroma had everyone drooling!

Oh did I mention – it’s super easy, too!

Give it a try, and let me know what you think. I hope you love it!


  • 2 cans of chicken broth (14.5 oz each)
  • 2.5 cups chopped boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large can petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil (28 oz)
  • 2 cans dark red kidney beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans – drained and rinsed
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes (I actually don’t peel mine)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa (say it with me – “keenwhah”)
  • 1Tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1Tbsp chili powder
  • 1tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


These are pretty tricky, so be careful (kidding)

  • Dump the chicken broth, chicken, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, sweet potatoes, quinoa, minced onion, chili powder, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in the slow cooker
  • Stir it all together
  • Cook in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours
  • Enjoy!

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving for approximately 6 servings. Keep in mind that varying the amount of any ingredient will change the nutritional content.

  • Calories – 386
  • Fat – 3g
  • Carbs – 65g
  • Protein – 30g
  • Fiber – 16g

So, throw it in the slow cooker and give it a try!

Then comment below and let me know what you thought about it!

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