Cajun chicken and sausage cook together with tomatoes and a few spices in this light and healthy (paleo/whole30) creole-inspired slow cooker meal.
If you can’t tell, I love Cajun recipes! This recipe is inspired from a recipe on my friend Rose’s blog. It’s super easy to make and it came out fantastic.
Rose’s recipe uses tomato paste. I thought I had some but I did not so I decided it wasn’t worth making a trip to the grocery store for so I omitted it. Still tastes great!
I used chicken breasts because I knew I was going to shred the chicken down but really you can use any cut of chicken. Boneless, skinless thighs work great in this recipe. The meat goes in whole. If you’re shredding this, you’ll know this is done when the chicken shreds easily.
I use chicken sausage. For a list of whole30 compliant sausages, see here. Need a Cajun seasoning? Use this one:
Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken & Sausage
- Prep Time: 4 mins
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 4 mins
- Yield: 6 servings
- 1 lb chicken
- 12 ounces sausage, cut into rounds
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 24 ounces diced tomatoes
- 15 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning (see blog post)
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 or LOW 6-8 hours..
I ate mine straight up without serving it over anything. What can I say, it was so good I couldn’t be bothered with anything else. But that’s just me. There are so many options to serve this over: rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice, couscous, lettuce. How will you serve this??