Crock-Pot Chicken and Sausage

crock pot chicken with sausages and navy beans
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings

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.


  • 3 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (6 oz.) 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 bay leaf
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans navy beans (drained)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 lb. fully cooked Polish sausage or another smoked sausage, sliced 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.