Cajun Chicken

cajun chicken
Photo: Val Bourassa

Quickly whip this cajun-seasoned chicken up in the morning, leave it in the slow cooker all day, and you've got yourself an easy and delicious dinner.

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

  • 3 slices bacon, cut up
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 2 2/3 cups water

cajun chicken

Directions

Step 1: In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Add bell pepper, onion and celery; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until crisp-tender. With slotted spoon, spoon bacon and vegetables into 3½- or 4-quart slow cooker.

Step 2: Sprinkle chicken thighs with 1 teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning; place in same skillet. Cook chicken 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until browned on both sides. Arrange chicken and any remaining drippings over vegetables in slow cooker. Pour tomatoes over chicken. Stir in remaining teaspoon Cajun seasoning.

Step 3: Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.

Step 4: About 30 minutes before serving time, cook rice in water as directed on package. Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

Recipe courtesy of Fast Slow Cooker Cookbook.

fast slow cooker cookbook