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Creole Chicken Thighs

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

8 servings

Cajun seasoning adds loads of flavor and spice to this easy-to-assemble meal. The slow cooker does the work so you don't have to! —Matthew Laman, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Creole Chicken Thighs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked converted rice (not instant)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3-1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions

  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 6 ingredients and 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with remaining Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown chicken, about 5 minutes per side. Place in slow cooker.
  3. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads at least 170°-175°, 4-5 hours (rice will be saucy).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Uncle Ben's original converted rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 394 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 802mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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