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Slow Cooker Chicken-Andouille Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Andouille Stew is a creamy slow cooker stew featuring chicken, chicken Andouille sausage, roasted red peppers, and onions. This tasty stew is low glycemic and gluten-free and if you eat plain or with cauliflower rice it can be low-carb! Use Stew Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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When I shared my recipe for Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Soup, I told you about the Amylu Chicken Andouille Sausage I’d discovered at Costco, and this Slow Cooker Chicken-Andouille Stew is another recipe using Amylu’s delicious gluten-free sausage in the slow cooker.   I had this sausage on the brain when I spotted a slow cooker recipe for chicken and sausage from Bakeaholic Mama on Pinterest, and I adapted that recipe, making it into a stew and adding roasted red pepper, oregano, Creole Seasoning, and reducing the chicken stock for added flavor in the sauce.

I loved the way this turned out, and enjoyed it over low-glycemic Uncle Ben’s Rice to soak up the flavorful sauce, but for a lower carb meal you could eat it as a stew without the rice or serve over Cauliflower Rice; enjoy!

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Trim two boneless-skinless chicken breasts and cut into bite-sized chunks. Cut 8 links Amylu Chicken Andouille Sausage into slices about 3/4 inch thick. Lightly brown the onion in a little olive oil, then add the garlic, dried Oregano, and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and cook about 2 minutes more.

Drain a 12 oz. jar of roasted red pepper and cut the peppers into bite-sized pieces. Layer the chicken, sausage, red peppers, and onion mixture in a small slow cooker.  (I used my Crock-Pot 3-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker.) Put the chicken stock into the pan you used to brown the onions and simmer until it’s reduced to 1/4 cup, then whisk in the cream cheese until it’s mostly smooth. (Use light or full-fat cream cheese, whichever you prefer!)

Pour the stock/cream cheese mixture over the other ingredients and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and all flavors are well-combined. This won’t win any beauty contests when you first remove the lid, but stir to combine the flavors and serve (over rice or not) for a delicious, easy meal.

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Slow Cooker Chicken-Andouille Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Andouille Stew is a creamy slow cooker stew featuring chicken, chicken Andouille sausage, roasted red peppers, and onions and is delicious anytime.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large boneless-skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 links (20 oz.) Andouille sausage (I used Amylu Chicken Andouille Sausage, or use another brand of chicken or turkey Andouille sausage; I wouldn’t recommend pork sausage for this recipe.)
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning (or use any brand of Creole seasoning that you like.)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth, simmered to reduce to 1/4 cup
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened and cut into pieces
  • sliced green onions for serving (optional but recommended)
  • cooked rice for serving (optional; I used low-glycemic Uncle Ben’s Rice, but this would also be delicious as a stew without the rice or serve with Cauliflower Rice for a low-carb option.)

Directions:

  1. Spray slow cooker insert with non-stick spray.
  2. Take cream cheese out of the fridge and let it soften while you prep other ingredients.
  3. Trim visible fat or undesirable parts from chicken breasts and cut into bite-sized pieces.  (I save the trimmings to make chicken stock.)
  4. Cut sausage (I used Amylu Chicken Andouille Sausage) into 3/4 inch slices.
  5. Heat the oil in a medium-sized frying pan and saute the onion over medium-high heat until it’s starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the minced garlic, oregano, and  Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and saute 1-2 minutes more.
  7. Drain roasted red peppers and cut into bite sized pieces and chop onion.
  8. Layer the chicken, sausage, roasted red peppers, and onion/spices mixture in the slow cooker.
  9. Add the stock to the frying pan and cook over high heat until stock is reduced by half, about 6 minutes.  Turn off heat.
  10. Cut softened cream cheese into pieces and whisk the cream cheese into the stock until it’s mostly blended.  (There can be a few lumps; they will dissolve in the slow cooker.
  11. Pour the stock/cream cheese mixture over ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and flavored from the sausage and spices.
  12. I would start checking after 4 hours and cook just long enough for the chicken to be done so you don’t over-cook the sausage.
  13. When it’s done, stir the mixture in the slow cooker and serve hot, over rice (I used low-glycemic Uncle Ben’s Rice, but this would also be delicious as a stew without the rice or serve with Cauliflower Rice for a low-carb option.), if desired and garnished with thinly sliced green onions.

Notes:

Equipment: 
(I used my favorite Crock-Pot 3-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker, but it could have been a little smaller.

Recipe adapted from a slow cooker recipe for chicken and sausage from Bakeaholic Mama.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Suggestions:
Using low-fat chicken sausage and light cream cheese with the other low-glycemic ingredients in this Slow Cooker Chicken Andouille Stew makes this suitable for any phase of the South Beach Diet if eaten plain, or Phase 2 or 3 if eaten over rice. For low-carb diets, use any sausage and full-fat cream cheese if you prefer. This would be a great low-carb meal if you eat over cauliflower rice.

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17 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken-Andouille Stew”

  1. I used low fat cream cheese and chicken broth which I reduced its been 4 hours and I just mixed it up, the chicken may need a little while longer. The liquid is thinner than I was expecting, will it thicken up?

    • I’m sure you’re through making it now, did it work for you? I do find that some chicken releases a lot of water, so that might be what you’re experiencing, but I hope you enjoyed it!

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  4. So glad you enjoyed it and had fun adapting the recipe!

  5. For those who can't do dairy, you could probably use Tofutti's dairy-free cream cheese or another vegan cream cheese substitute. I'm not sure if it would fit into someone's diet as far as calories and fat, but it's a place to start.

  6. This stew is delicious! I added a few ribs of celery to the onion-garlic mix and then added two ears of corn kernels. It was so flavorful, especially with a dash of Sriracha to up the spice. I'm eating the leftovers as we speak, and I'm sad to be running out! We served it over a bed of quinoa and my family is already asking when we can eat this again!

  7. Kalyn, this sounds absolutely fabulous! I LOVE Cajun spices, and of course, the ease of the slow cooker!

  8. Thanks Debbie; so glad you liked it.

  9. Made this tonight. Delicious!
    Served with a side of steamed broccoli and it made a fully satisfying meal.

    Thanks Kayln for another wonderful recipe!

  10. I'm not sure it will be quite as good as the creamy sauce, but I think this will not be bad with just the broth, maybe a little more broth. Love to hear what you think if you try it that way.

  11. I got really excited about this recipe…until I saw the cream cheese. For those of us who need to limit dairy, do you think it would be okay to just eliminate that ingredient? Or any other suggestions for substitutions?

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  13. Lydia, hope your Costco has it; I'm really loving the chicken Andouille.

  14. Must track down this sausage at my Costco. I don't eat pork andouille, but I know it adds a special flavor to Cajun and Creole cooking.

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