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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 280 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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