I made dinner last night. And now I have enough leftovers to feed us for at least a week, assuming we eat nothing else. But it tasted good, so I am recording what I ought to do next time so I can eat delicious food but not have 5 containers of leftovers. (Yes, it's true; I usually only post recipes so that I can find them easily and not have to remember what I modified last time.)
Please note I didn't actually make the recipe below as written this time - I made twice as much and it completely filled my large crockpot and cooked fully in 6 hours on high. So this theoretically should be a more manageable amount.
Chicken, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Stew
Probably serves around 4-5.
1/2 T dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 T chili powder
1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2-3 c. chicken broth (depending on how liquidy you want it)
1 very large chicken breast, cooked and shredded (use a hand mixer)
1/4 c quinoa (uncooked)
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1-2 medium red potatoes, peeled (if desired) and chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 can of beans (red kidney or black, or another kind of your preference)
Mix everything in a crockpot and cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8 hours (or until potatoes are tender). If you cook it too long, it still tastes fine but looks kind of mushy.