I know, I know. The thought of your slow cooker in summer is a bit confusing. But I’ve been loyal to mine. Stay with me here. I find that summer days are way more jam packed than fall or winter, so much so that most nights of the week weren’t aren’t rolling in until close to 8:00 and then it’s all, where should we pick up carry out from?
Planning ahead and getting a slow cooker meal once a week into your rotation will help so much, promise. The recipes are easy. They are quick. You get to go about your whole day knowing dinner is done. (Score!) And it’s way healthier all around than any carry out you can pick up.
So what are you waiting for? Try this slow cooker cajun chicken and sausage recipe this week! You won’t be disappointed. Promise.
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN & SAUSAGE
Recipe from Fit Slow Cooker Queen
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
12 oz. Andouille sausage cut into rounds
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
4 cloves chopped garlic
2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 14.5oz can tomato sauce
1 tbsp cajun seasoning
¼ tsp cayenne
brown rice, for serving
Place sausage, onions, peppers, celery, garlic in the slow cooker. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, and seasonings and stir.
Add chicken breast.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
Take chicken breast out, shred, and place it back in the slow cooker. Mix together well and serve with brown rice.