Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken and Sausage is like a cheat version for gumbo! It’s a great easy dinner full of bold flavors that your family will love!
A bowl filled with Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken and Sausage and white rice.
It’s the start of another week guys. The weather in Saint Louis hasn’t even really started to cool down yet, but I don’t care! I’m busting out all my favorite easy dinners–comfort food-ish or not–especially the ones that can be made in my slow cooker!
A crock pot filled with cajun sausage, chicken breasts, bell pepper, celery, tomatoes, and spices.
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If I had to pick one meal that my mom made that my whole family was obsessed with it, it would be her homemade, authentic New Orlean’s Style Gumbo! BEST STUFF EVER! The only thing is that it can be time consuming and a little tricky to get right because you have to cook a dark rue that gives it it’s rich, authentic flavor.
A ladle scooping out a spoonful of Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken and Sausage.
Homemade gumbo is worth the time and effort for sure, but sometimes I want to have the same yummy, cajun-style meal, without all the work. Enter–> this fantastic Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken and Sausage!
A spoon laying in a bowl filled with Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken, Sausage, and white rice.

It’s a “busy-mom’s” gumbo. No rue is necessary. It has more of a tomato base, and tons of flavor. And the best part? It’s made in the SLOW COOKER! A total “dump it and forget it” type of meal. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or even for a fancy Sunday dinner. Enjoy!

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Recipe

Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken and Sausage
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs 20 mins
Total 3 hrs 30 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces smoked andouille sausages , cut into small rounds
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion , chopped
  • 4 green onions , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , chopped
  • 2-3 ribs celery , chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes , undrained
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasonings
  • salt , to taste
  • hot cooked brown rice , for serving

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray. 
  • Add the sausage, spreading the slices into a single layer across the pan (you may need to do this in 2 batches). 
  • Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown. Flip each to the other side to brown. 
  • Place (raw) chicken breasts in slow cooker, and then add the browned sausages. 
  • Deglaze your hot saucepan with the chicken broth to remove all of those yummy browned bits.
  • Pour broth into the crockpot. Add chopped onion, green onion, bell pepper, celery, parsley, garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and cajun seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 3 hours. 
  • Remove chicken to a plate and shred it into small pieces. At this point you can taste the broth and season with salt or additional cajun seasoning, if needed. 
  • Return chicken to the pot and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with hot cooked brown rice. Garnish with extra parsley and green onions, if desired. 

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 36gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 964mgPotassium: 1075mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1050IUVitamin C: 35.7mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 3.1mg

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  1. This looks so delicious! And now that fall is around the corner, I am all over slow cooker recipes! 🙂

  2. I made this last night – it was delicious!! I used kielbasa instead of andouille sausage because I wanted my kids to have a more familiar taste (you know how kids get with anything new!), and my son really liked it! Definitely a keeper – thanks! 🙂

    1. Hi Lisa, if the shrimp are uncooked I would add them to the slow cooker with about 1 hour left (on LOW). If they are already cooked just add them when you return the shredded chicken to the pot, near the end, just to warm them up.

  3. 5 stars
    Wonderful recipe! However not quite Cajun! This would actually be Creole Chicken and Sausage, as it has tomatoes in it; a Cajun gumbo does not. Just a little cultural tip from a Cajun 🙂

  4. Just found this on Pinterest. Sounds delicious. But my family is not into spicy hot foods. Is this hot if so what can I do to tone it down?
    Thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    This was really good. I doubled the recipe and made it in the Instant Pot. I first sauteed the sausage in some oil and then turned it off and removed the sausage. I then added the broth and scraped the bottom. I added the chicken which had already been cut into bite size pieces, then sausage, then everything else. I closed it up, set it to seal, and turned it on manual for 10 minutes. I allowed it to naturally release for 20 minutes. Thank you for this great recipe.