Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Stew
Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Stew is a creamy slow cooker stew featuring chicken, sausage, roasted red peppers, and onions. Serve over rice, or use cauliflower rice if you want a low-carb version.
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 and Sausage Stew is another recipe using Amylu’s delicious gluten-free sausage in the slow cooker, but of course use any sausage you prefer for this tasty creamy stew!
I definitely had that sausage on the brain when I spotted a slow cooker recipe for chicken and sausage 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 Converted Rice (affiliate link) 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!
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Stew:
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- Trim two boneless-skinless chicken breasts and cut into bite-sized chunks.
- Cut 8 links Amylu Chicken Andouille Sausage (or pre0cooked sausage of your choice) 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 (affiliate link) and cook about 2 minutes more.
- Drain a 12 oz. jar of Roasted Red Peppers (affiliate link) 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 (affiliate link).)
- 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.
- 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 cauliflower rice for a delicious, easy meal.
More Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes with Sausage:
Sausage and Meatballs Index ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Soup ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers ~ Everyday Maven
Slow Cooker Chickpea Stew with Italian Sausage ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Sausage Stew ~ Simple Nourished Living
Slow Cooker Sausage, Beans, and Greens ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
- 2 large boneless-skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 8 links pre-cooked sausage (see notes)
- one 12 oz. jar 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 (see notes)
- 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 or cauliflower rice for serving, optional
- Spray slow cooker insert with non-stick spray.
- Take cream cheese out of the fridge and let it soften while you prep other ingredients.
- Trim visible fat or undesirable parts from chicken breasts and cut into bite-sized pieces. (I save the trimmings to make chicken stock.)
- Cut sausage into 3/4 inch slices.
- 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.
- Add the minced garlic, oregano, and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning (affiliate link) and saute 1-2 minutes more.
- Drain roasted red peppers and cut into bite sized pieces and chop onion.
- Layer the chicken, sausage, roasted red peppers, and onion/spices mixture in the slow cooker.
- Add the stock to the frying pan and cook over high heat until stock is reduced by half, about 6 minutes. Turn off heat.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- When it’s done, stir the mixture in the slow cooker and serve hot, over rice or cauliflower rice.
- You can garnished with thinly sliced green onions if desired.
I used 20 oz. Amylu Chicken Andouille Sausage, or use another brand of pre-cooked chicken or turkey sausage; I wouldn’t recommend pork sausage for this recipe. I love Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning (affiliate link) but use any Creole Seasoning you have.
I used my favorite Crock-Pot 3-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker (affiliate link) but it could have been a little smaller.
Recipe adapted from a slow cooker recipe for chicken and sausage from from a blog that's no longer online.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 660mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
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 recipe makes this suitable for any phase of the original 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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