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Creole Chicken Thighs

 Creole Chicken Thighs
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
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 7 hours

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning. In a large
  • skillet, brown chicken in oil.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken thigh with 1 cup rice mixture equals 395 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 1,314 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein.