Crock-Pot Chicken and Sausage

crock pot chicken with sausages and navy beans
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
525 Calories
15g Fat
52g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 525
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 436mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 19g 67%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1473mg 31%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chicken is slow cooked with smoked sausage, beans, carrots, onions, and more. Feel free to make this tasty chicken dish with andouille sausage or chicken sausage instead of kielbasa.

This is a hearty, satisfying dish with plenty of great flavors. Serve the dish with rice, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup water, or chicken broth

  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1/2 cup dry red wine

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 leaf bay leaf

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans navy beans, drained

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast

  • 1/2 pound cooked smoked Polish sausage, or other smoked sausage, cut 1/4-inch thick

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sliced carrots, onions, and broth or water to a boil. cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer to 3 1/2 to 4-quart crock pot.

  2. In a bowl, combine the tomato paste with the wine, garlic powder, thyme, cloves, and the bay leaf, if using; add beans and stir to blend. Add the bean mixture to the slow cooker.

  3. Place the chicken breasts on top of the seasoned bean mixture. Place sausage pieces on top of the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

  4. Before serving, remove the bay leaf.

  5. Serve as a stew with crusty bread or cornbread or serve it over hot cooked rice.