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.
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