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

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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.

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). Happy Mardi Gras!

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

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)

Directions:

  1. Place all of ingredients in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +:
  • Calories: 244 calories
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg
  • Sodium: 956mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 27g

All images and text ©Gina Homolka for Skinnytaste

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!