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Cajun-Seasoned Chicken

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  3 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 8 hr 15 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Come home to this filling chicken, bacon and vegetables recipe that’s made stress-free in a slow cooker for dinner-serve over cooked rice.

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 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.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 4 About 30 minutes before serving time, cook rice in water as directed on package. Serve chicken and sauce over rice.
  • 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 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 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.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 4 About 30 minutes before serving time, cook rice in water as directed on package. Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

Expert Tips

To add a little more heat to this Cajun dish, shake in a few drops of red pepper sauce before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
22%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
38g
38%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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