With the magic of jerk seasoning, this simple six-ingredient slow-cooker dish takes on a spicy island vibe. Chicken thighs simmer with the quinoa, infusing the grain with flavor as they become fall-apart tender.

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Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes; 10 minutes active

Servings: 6-8


  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups chopped sweet potatoes
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Put quinoa, stock, sweet potatoes, jerk seasoning, and salt in the crock of a slow cooker and stir to mix well. Nestle the chicken thighs down into the quinoa.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Uncover and taste; everything should be tender and fragrant. Serve warm.

Serving Suggestion

Carry a Caribbean theme through the entire meal by serving with crispy, sweet fried plantains and fresh pineapple.

Nutritional Information

570 calories, 10 g. fat, 75 mg. cholesterol, 750 mg. sodium, 73 g. carbohydrate, 10 g. fiber, 28 g. protein