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Cajun-Seasoned Chicken

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.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 8 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

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

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
630mg
630%;
Total Carbohydrate
59g
59%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
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 Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.