Creole Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Creole Chicken Thighs Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 395 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 1314mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein


  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the broth, beans, rice, tomatoes, green pepper, parsley and remaining Cajun seasoning. Top with chicken. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creole Chicken Thighs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p43

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"The chicken turned out well, tasty and moist, but everything else was like what many other reviewers said - mush. Like mushier than risotto mush. I don't know if it's because of the chicken broth to rice ratio but I feel like so much food was wasted in the end due to the rice being far, far too overdone. I won't be making this again."

Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Good flavor, tender chicken, but rice way too mushy even though I cooked it for only 6 hours. Since it doesn't take long to cook the chicken thighs, I'll try it again but check after 3 hours for rice texture and meat tenderness. Otherwise, I'll bake it in the oven for a few hours and I'm sure it would be even better."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"I have made this several times now and it is always a hit with the family. I only use 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning in the slow cooker though as my wife cannot tolerate anything too spicy. I've tried using brown rice and either brown or white works well. As noted by others this recipe makes a lot so unless you don't mind leftovers you may want to reduce the recipe some."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"This was ok"

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"Delicious!! Hubby loved it!! I only used 1/2 the rice and chicken broth since only 2 of us and it still made a huge amout. Will definately make it again."

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