Savory, spicy, and outrageously delicious is what you have when you make this easy Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken And Sausage meal. Tender chicken, flavorful sausage, and bold spices help bring this slow cooker recipe to a succulent finish using basic ingredients that are seasoned to perfection with a creole flair.
If you love to use your crock pot during the winter months to make warm and cozy meals or use it for busy days when you don’t have time to cook, you’ll want to make this zesty Cajun Chicken And Sausage recipe. It’s practically a dump-and-go dinner that requires little effort. This satisfying meal is packed with flavor and is certain to become a family favorite.
With just a few minutes of prep work, you’ll add the ingredients to your slow cooker, set it, and walk away. Come back to a protein-packed meal that you can serve over rice or pasta. It’s a chicken dinner that’s always a winner!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- No special cooking or kitchen skills required
- Uses minimal, basic ingredients
- You can control the spiciness
- Perfect for leftovers and is freezer-friendly
- Can add other ingredients to it to make it even more hearty
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – prep these by cutting into small chunks before adding to the slow cooker
Andouille Sausage – cut into small rounds
Onion – use white or yellow and cut into small pieces
Bell Peppers – use any color and cut into small pieces
Garlic – minced, for flavor
Chicken Broth – to add flavor and help cook the ingredients
Diced Tomatoes – canned, to add flavor and texture
Tomato Paste and Sauce – to add depth of flavor to the sauce
Cajun Seasoning – use your favorite cajun/creole seasoning to add a punch of flavor to this meal.
Cayenne – to add more heated spice, but it’s optional
Green Onions – for an optional garnish when served
How To Make Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken And Sausage
STEP 1: Place all the ingredients in the 8-quart slow cooker and give it a good stir; cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
STEP 2: If serving over rice, cook or prepare the rice 20-30 minutes before the slow cooker is done.
STEP 3: Serve the chicken and sausage meal over rice and garnish the top with green onions.
Is Cajun Seasoning Spicy?
Cajun (or creole) seasoning has a kick to it because it’s a blend of cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and dried herbs such as oregano and thyme. You can always control the spiciness by using less seasoning or by making your custom seasoning to your taste. I like to use this brand because I can easily find it in any grocery store and it adds so much flavor to soups, stews, meats, fish, and more.
Do I Need To Sauté The Chicken And Sausage?
No, you don’t. What I love about this time-saving recipe is that you can put them in, raw, and the slow cooker will take care of thoroughly cooking them.
Can I Add Vegetables Or Other Ingredients To It?
Sure! You can always add fresh or frozen vegetables such as peas or carrots. Frozen veggies work great and depending on how tender you want them, you can add them at the beginning or halfway through the cooking. You can also add drained and rinsed canned beans, such as white beans, kidney beans or black beans.
How To Serve Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken And Sausage
Is This Meal Freezer Friendly?
Yes! It’s perfect to make ahead, cool completely, and then add to a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag. It will keep for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating on the stovetop and serve it over freshly cooked rice.
Cooled leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop. For the freezer, store the cooled leftovers in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge and reheat on the stovetop.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
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Tender chicken, flavorful sausage, and bold spices help bring this slow cooker recipe to a succulent finish using basic ingredients that are seasoned to perfection with a creole flair.
- 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
- 12 ounces Andouille sausage, cut into small rounds
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup bell pepper any color, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 3 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 2 tsp Cajun seasoning (creole)
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- Green onions for garnish (optional)
1. Gather all of the ingredients.
2. Place everything in an 8-quart slow cooker and give it a good stir, cover, and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
3. Serve over rice and top with green onions!
4. Cook the rice 20-30 minutes before the slow cooker is done.
Tips and tricks!
- Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge.
- Can use frozen onions and peppers instead!
- In a rush? Cook on high for 3 hours!
- Use a slotted spoon so you don’t get as much sauce.
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365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Jasmine Thai White Rice, 32 Ounce
Swanson 100% Natural, 50% Less Sodium Beef Broth, 32 oz Carton
McCormick Ground Cayenne Red Pepper, 1.75 oz
CONTADINA Tomato Paste, 12 Pack, 6 oz Can
CONTADINA Canned Tomato Sauce, 12 Pack, 15 oz Can
Ifuerte 10-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set
Crock-Pot SCV700SS Stainless Steel 7-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker, 7 Quart
Slow Cooker Liners
Amount Per Serving Calories 346Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 100mgSodium 1217mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 32g