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The five hours it takes to prepare this chicken in the slow cooker are completely worth it. Trust us. Slideshow  More Slow Cooker Recipes 

Marcia Kiesel
December 2010


Credit: © Helene Dujardin

Recipe Summary

25 mins
5 hrs


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper and the cumin. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the cilantro, garlic, jalapeños, onion, red and green bell peppers, wine and the 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and puree.

  • Transfer the puree to a slow cooker and stir in the chicken stock. Add the chicken and potatoes. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, shifting the chicken and potatoes a few times, until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Season the stew with salt and pepper.

  • Serve the chicken and potatoes in shallow bowls and ladle the sauce all around. Serve with rice and lime wedges.

Make Ahead

The chicken stew can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat gently.

Suggested Pairing

Lush, blackberry-inflected Washington state Merlot.