This classic Cajun meal easily comes together in an hour. Got time? Try making it in the slow cooker.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary test

30 mins
30 mins
1 hr
10 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 4- to 5-qt. pot heat the oil over medium-high. Add chicken. Cook and stir until browned. Remove chicken from pot. Add onions, celery, and garlic to pot. Cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the next five ingredients (through Cajun seasoning). Return chicken to pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.

  • Stir rice, shrimp, and parsley into chicken mixture; heat through. Season to taste with salt. If desired, top with celery leaves and serve with hot sauce.

Slow Cooker:

Omit oil and omit browning chicken and cooking onion, celery, and garlic. In a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker combine the chicken, onions, tomatoes, broth, celery, tomato paste, Cajun seasoning, and garlic. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or on high 2 1/2 to 3 hours. If using low, turn to high. Stir in rice and bell pepper. Cover and cook 30 minutes more or until pepper is tender. Stir in cooked shrimp and parsley. Season to taste. If desired, top with celery leaves and hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 93mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 29g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 5g; protein 19g; vitamin a 830.5IU; vitamin c 23.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 2.7mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 18.9mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 481mg; potassium 448mg; calcium 66mg; iron 1.6mg.