Slow Cooker Creole Chicken With Sausage

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken With Sausage in rice on a plate
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
422 Calories
25g Fat
14g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 422
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1437mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1108mg 24%
*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.)

It is so satisfying to come home to an aromatic dinner cooking in the crock pot, and this recipe for Creole chicken and sausage is hearty and delicious. Boneless chicken thighs and spicy andouille sausage slow cook in a tomato sauce spiced with Creole seasoning and cayenne pepper, making for a dish that is rich in flavor and textures.

Smoked andouille sausage is a mainstay in Cajun and Creole recipes; it is made of smoked pork and has a sharp, smoky, and spicy taste. It adds a lot of flavor to this dish, but you can substitute with another spicy smoked sausage if you prefer. When the sausage is combined with chicken thighs, onion, chicken broth, canned tomatoes and tomato paste, Creole seasoning, cayenne pepper, and green pepper in the slow cooker, it results in a bold dish that will surely make dinner more exciting. Serve this Creole chicken over hot cooked rice for a fabulous meal any night of the week.


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, cut into chunks

  • 12 ounces smoked andouille sausage, cut into 1- to 2-inch lengths

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth

  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning, or Cajun seasoning

  • 1 dash cayenne pepper, to taste

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For Serving:

  • Cooked rice, for serving, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a slow cooker, combine the chicken thigh pieces, slices of andouille sausage, chopped onion, broth or water, canned tomatoes (with their juices), tomato paste, Creole seasoning, and cayenne pepper.

  3. Cover and cook the chicken and sausage mixture on low for 5 to 6 hours.

  4. Add the chopped green bell pepper and continue cooking for 1 more hour on low.

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve this flavorful chicken and sausage dish over hot boiled rice.

  7. Enjoy.

Recipe Variations

  • At the end of cooking time, add about 2 cups of instant white rice to the slow cooker, and set the heat to high for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add 1 or 2 cans of cannellini beans along with the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker.
  • Instead of cutting the chicken into cubes, add the thighs whole and then remove them at the end of cooking time to shred the meat. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker before serving to warm and combine with the remaining ingredients.
  • Serve this slow-cooked dish over noodles, zoodles, or cauliflower rice instead of white rice.
  • Add peeled and deveined raw shrimp about 30 minutes before the end of cooking time.