Cajun chicken and sausage cook together with tomatoes and a few spices in this light and healthy creole-inspired slow cooker meal.
Social media really is a great place for inspiration. A part of me never thought I’d say that but it’s true. I found The Slow Cooking Housewife from her Instagram page. A couple of her slow cooker posts caught my eye then she randomly reached out to me. We got to talking slow cookers, recipes, food blogging, etc. Once we discovered we were both in Southern California we met for lunch. Now I’m proud to call her a friend. We’re in the same niche…why not help each other? I’ve been meaning to try one of her recipes for some time now. Honestly the hardest part was deciding which recipe to try. After a bit of back and forth, I finally settled on her Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken & Sausage . In part because I love pretty much cajun. This was super easy to make and it came out fantastic. I used chicken sausage.
I only made one modification and that was omitting the 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. Please note the original recipe calls for 3 tbsp of tomato paste.
The chicken breasts are added in whole. You’ll know this is done when the chicken shreds easily.
You can use any cajun seasoning.
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 12 oz. Andouille sausage cut into rounds
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 4 cloves chopped garlic
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 1 14.5oz can tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
- ¼ tsp cayenne
- Place sausage, onions, peppers, celery, garlic in the slow cooker.
- Add chicken broth, tomatoes, and seasonings and stir.
- Add chicken breast.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Take chicken breast out, shred, and place it back in the slow cooker.
- Mix well.
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??