Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chicken Creole

I love cooking with a rotisserie chicken that can be picked up at the grocery store. My favorite place to get them is Sam's Wholesale. That's what I did today, picked up a whole chicken and came home trying to come up with a recipe using chicken and a crockpot. Yes, there are thousands of recipes out there. Today's menu was Chicken Creole. It uses tomatoes and Creole seasoning, along with smoked sausage, chicken thighs, rice, and other seasonings for a meal with a punch of flavors.

1 pound boneless chicken thighs, skin removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes with juice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
8 ounces fully cooked smoked sausage, sliced
1/2 to 1 cup diced cooked ham
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
a few dashes of Tabasco sauce or other hot pepper sauce
2 cups instant rice, uncooked
1 cup chopped green bell pepper

Combine chicken, tomatoes, broth, sausage, ham, onion, tomato paste, water, seasoning, and Tabasco sauce in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.
Add rice and green pepper to crockpot and cook for 10 minutes longer, or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Serves 6.


Ali said...

Ohh yum, this looks absolutely divine!! I LOVE creole type meals, definitely will be trying this one!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Looks Yummy! You have so many great recipes i'm adding you to my favorites. I'll be back.