Spicy chicken & sausage together with vegetables and broth. This paleo & whole30 slow cooker recipe is not just easy but packed with flavor and heat.
So easy. I know it looks like there are a lot of ingredients in this recipe but this is still a throw-it-all-in-the-slow cooker, stir and let it cook recipe. It might take a little longer to prep than you’re used to with my recipes though because there’s a lot to chop. What you see in the picture is that I used a green and red bell pepper but of course you can use 2 of the same color.
This cooks faster than most slow cooker recipes because it uses chicken breasts. White meat cooks faster than dark meat so you don’t need to cook it as long. I used a whole30 compliant sausage but you can use your preferred sausage or even kielbasa. The nutritional value for this recipe has many variables, particularly which sausage you use. I suggest you search for a low-sodium sausage. I tend to use turkey sausage. Applegate is a good brand for whole30 complaint sausages by the way.
I tend to eat this as-is like a stew meaning I don’t serve it over anything. I just eat it straight up. Most people will probably want to serve this with some sort of rice (cauliflower rice, brown rice, white rice), mashed cauliflower, zoodles, pasta, etc. It will all depend on your dietary restriction or personal preference.Print
Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken & Sausage (Paleo/Whole30)
- 1 1/2 – 2 lbs chicken breasts, cubed
- 12 ounces sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 bell peppers, diced
- 2 celery stalks, sliced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2–3 hours, LOW 4-6.
Nutritional value for this recipe has many variables, particularly which sausage you use. I suggest you search for a low-sodium sausage.
I find this to be spicy with 1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes but I’ve been told before my palate is weak so if you don’t find it to be that spicy I would love to know in the comments below.
The jalapeño you see in the finished pic was used that as garnish. Jalapeño would be a great addition though! Especially if you’re looking to kick this up a few notches.
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