Friday, August 3, 2012

Slow Cooker Jambalaya Chicken

Chicken is fast becoming our staple these days as they are easy and it is hard to mess up with chicken. I found this slow cooker Jambalaya recipe at Allrecipe and could not resist sending it to the BF with some modifications.

The BF put the chicken in the slow cooker,  took a picture and posted it on FB.. inviting friends for dinner " first come first served". One couple took up the "dinner offer". This is really a great easy recipe for week days dinner. We put everything in the crock pot, went for our evening run and came back at 9pm. Our couple friend arrived with a bottle of wine and dinner was served . No hassle and no mess :)

Both the BF and I agreed that this recipe is a keeper. We made it with just chicken and agreed that we would add sausages the next time we made it

Ingredients ( with my modifications)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cube
2 cans diced tomatoes ( one original and one fire roasted)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
 1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon hot sauce
 2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 carrots

1. In a slow cooker, combine chicken, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, celery, and chicken broth. Stir in oregano, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, bay leaves, and thyme.
2. Cover, and cook on LOW for 7 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours.


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