Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Creole

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This New Orleans-inspired Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Creole simmered in a rich tomato broth, is perfect to make for Fat Tuesday!

This New Orleans-inspired slow-cooker dish with chicken and Andouille sausage simmered in a rich tomato broth, is perfect to make for Fat Tuesday! Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Creole

This delicious one-pot creole dish is a quick and easy weeknight meal that’s light in calories, but heavy in flavor. Just put all ingredients into the slow cooker (it takes just 15 minutes to prep) and let it simmer all day. It’s wonderful served over rice (or cauliflower rice).

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This New Orleans-inspired slow-cooker dish with chicken and Andouille sausage simmered in a rich tomato broth, is perfect to make for Fat Tuesday!

I love New Orleans… and I love creole food! It’s hearty, comforting and soooooo satisfying. Creole cuisine is a blend of the many cultures of New Orleans including French, Spanish, West African, Haitian, German, and Italian, just to name a few.

How To Make Chicken and Sausage Creole

 

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!
This New Orleans-inspired slow-cooker dish with chicken and Andouille sausage simmered in a rich tomato broth, is perfect to make for Fat Tuesday! This New Orleans-inspired slow-cooker dish with chicken and Andouille sausage simmered in a rich tomato broth, is perfect to make for Fat Tuesday!
This New Orleans-inspired slow-cooker dish with chicken and Andouille sausage simmered in a rich tomato broth, is perfect to make for Fat Tuesday!
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Creole

383 Cals 34 Protein 37 Carbs 10.5 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
This New Orleans-inspired slow-cooker dish with chicken and Andouille sausage simmered in a rich tomato broth, is perfect to make for Fat Tuesday!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 9 ounces chicken Andouille sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 ounces 1/2 a 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 3 scallions, chopped (for garnish)
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Place all of ingredients in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken and add it back to the slow cooker.  Evenly distribute the creole among 6 bowls and top each with green onions. Serve alone or over brown rice.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 383kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 10.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 139.5mg, Sodium: 1287.5mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g
WW Points Plus: 9
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  1. I’ve been making this for recipe years and I swear it gets better each time! Definitely one of my absolute favorites! Some things I’ve added/changed that I’ve really enjoyed are:

    – browning the sausage 
    -diced red and yellow bell pepper as well
    -diced celery 
    -diced jalepeno
    -can of green chilies 
    -garlic (the more the merrier in the opinion)
    -slap ya mama- hot creole seasoning 
    -frozen cut okra – adding 30 minutes before done

    Thank you so much for such a great recipe. 

  2. OMG!!! Amazing!
    I tweaked it a little based on what I had at home and some of the reviews.
    I only had 1 andouille chicken sausage link so I added a sweet Italian link. I used breast meat that I chopped into small pieces. I also switched out the carrots for chopped celery to give it more of the Cajun authenticity. I seared the veggies first then the meats. I bumped up the creole seasoning to 2 teaspoons.
    Everything went into the Instant Pot for about 18 minutes. My husband & I loved it