Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken and Sausage
Print Recipe
4.5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken and Sausage

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! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Creole
Servings: 5
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

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: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 964mg | Potassium: 1075mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 35.7mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3.1mg