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Chicken Thighs with Sausage

 Chicken Thighs with Sausage
Whether you’re serving your family or special guests, this comforting entree hits the spot on cold winter nights. —Joanna Iovino, Kings Park, New York
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Directions

  • In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the carrots, celery and onion.
  • Top with chicken and sausage.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, garlic, hot sauce, seasonings
  • and, if desired, browning sauce. Spoon over meats. Cover and cook on
  • low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Yield: 8 servings.

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Chicken Thighs with Sausage (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken thigh with 1/3 cup sausage mixture equals 280 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 675 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.