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Cajun Slow Cooker Chicken with Sausage

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 12

This slow cooker meal is great any time of the year because it cooks throughout the workday then welcomes you home with an enticing aroma. The Super Spices – paprika, thyme and crushed red pepper – give it authentic Cajun flavor.


  1 Tbs McCormick® Paprika

  1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

  1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

  4 McCormick® Bay Leaves

  6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)

  2 cups instant white rice

  2 tsp McCormick® Thyme Leaves

  1 tsp McCormick® Garlic Powder

  1 tsp McCormick® Red Pepper Crushed

  3/4 lb lean turkey sausage, cut in 1-inch pieces

  2 cups coarsely chopped onions

  1 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper

  1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper

  1 cup sliced celery

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Mix paprika, thyme, garlic powder and red pepper in small bowl. Place sausage, onions, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken broth, bay leaves and 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mixture in slow cooker. Stir to blend well. Top with chicken. Sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Cover.

Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

Gently stir in rice. Cover. Cook 15 to 20 minutes on HIGH or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 232

Total Fat 8g 

Cholesterol 71mg 

Sodium 417mg 

Total Carbohydrate 20g 

Dietary Fiber 2g 

Protein 20g