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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!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Creole

4.75 from 76 votes
6
Cals:383
Protein:34
Carbs:37
Fat:10.5
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!
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!
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 15 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup

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: 1 cup, Calories: 383 kcal, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 34 g, Fat: 10.5 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Cholesterol: 139.5 mg, Sodium: 1287.5 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 7 g

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227 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Creole”

  1. One of my favorites! I put a tiny bit less of the Cajun seasoning and omit the cayenne since I am a spice wimp. Poor planning on my part forced me to use partially frozen chicken, 2 cups of frozen onion and pepper mix, and tubed garlic paste. It did not affect the flavor at all and I may just use frozen and paste moving forward to save prep time. Excellent and easy recipe!! I had it tonight over quinoa and brown rice and sliced avocado on top. YUM!

  2. This was my first time making this recipe! And I pretty much followed every step and every ingredient, did add celery …  Did not have creole seasoning , I used  Cajun seasoning compared the two (I needed to add oregano and thyme. ) My  slow cooker on low cooked  this about an hour quicker than most. And at the very end, I took a chance and added one cup of rice. It cooked it perfectly! I cannot believe how delicious this was and my family agreed! 

  3. 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. 

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    Cynthia Pastula

    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