Crockpot Creole Chicken Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: December 24, 2021
Crockpot Creole Chicken Recipe

Say goodbye to instant Creole seasoning as we’re making this chicken Creole recipe from scratch. A medley of diced tomatoes, bell peppers, mixed herbs, and meat, this slow cooker dish is one tasty and hearty dish that will surely satisfy you. Serve it with slices of crusty artisan bread or on top of hot white rice in a bowl. Don’t forget to add a generous extra drizzle of that tasty Creole sauce!

Tips on Making Chicken Creole

Creole cuisine is known to have hot and flavorful dishes often made with red and green peppers and tomato sauce. While a lot of chicken Creole recipes involve stir-frying in a skillet and baking in an oven, ours is made convenient with the use of a crockpot. Once you try it, we guarantee that it will be one of your go-to recipes. Here’s how you can perfect this easy one pot dish at home:

  • Use your preferred cut of chicken in making this dish. You can also use frozen cuts, just remember to add 30 minutes to the total cooking time.
  • Sear the chicken if you’ve got the time. To do this, heat up a shallow pan on high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil, then place the chicken pieces in the pan to brown for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Browning them takes just about 10 minutes, yet it adds a lot of extra flavors! 
  • If you don’t have tomato sauce on hand, you can use tomato paste all the way and still make a yummy creole sauce. Just mix 1 part tomato paste to 1 part water to compensate for the amount of tomato sauce needed.  
  • Add jalapeno peppers, red chili pepper, chili flakes, or hot sauce if you want to make it spicy. 
  • Lastly, turn it into a chicken Creole soup by adding 2 cups of chicken broth or stock. To thicken, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch dissolved in another ¼ cup of stock. Let it cook for 10 minutes or until cornstarch has activated.

How To Make Crockpot Creole Chicken

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Tender chicken lathered with a savory red sauce made of tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and aromatic spices, this chicken Creole slow cooker recipe is exploding with delicious flavors. It’s a stunning but easy-to-make crockpot dish.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 hrs 20 mins
Total: 5 hrs 25 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken, cut up in serving sizes
  • 1 green bell pepper, large, chopped
  • 1 medium stalk celery, about 7 to 8 inches long, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 16 oz dried tomatoes, (1 can)
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 lb cooked ham, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce, more or less depending on preference
  • ½ lb Polish sausage, sliced diagonally

To Serve:

  • 6 cups white rice, cooked

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker, combine all the ingredients except for the sausage.

  2. Cover and cook on Low for 5 hours.

  3. Turn the slow cooker to High.

  4. Add the sausage.

  5. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the sausage is heated through.

  6. Serve on top of rice and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 29g
  • :
  • Calcium: 168mg
  • Calories: 1116kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 171g
  • Cholesterol: 117mg
  • Fat: 27g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Iron: 10mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Potassium: 3154mg
  • Protein: 50g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 1838mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1294IU
  • Vitamin C: 64mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Creole sauce made of?

This is a tomato-based sauce flavored with bell peppers, celery, and onions. These three vegetables make up the holy trinity of Cajun and Creole cuisine. Its stock component is usually chicken stock. The common seasonings found in a creole sauce are cayenne, hot sauce, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.

Is Creole and Cajun seasoning the same thing?

Though Creole and Cajun seasonings are very similar that home cooks often use them interchangeably, these two have their own distinct flavor profile. Creole seasoning relies heavily on herbs like basil, oregano, thyme, and sometimes also parsley and rosemary. On the other hand, Cajun seasoning is spicier as it contains more pepper than herbs. It usually has black pepper, white pepper, smoked paprika, cayenne, and a couple of herbs. Taste the difference by trying this cajun fish and jambalaya pasta.

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Conclusion

Taste the flavors of Creole cuisine by making this recipe from scratch. Whether it’s for a special gathering or just a cozy dinner date at home, this flavorful saucy chicken Creole is sure to be a satisfying dish that everyone will enjoy.
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