A easy crockpot cajun hen and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a scrumptious meal!

A very simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal!


Clearly by the title, I didn’t fairly know what to name this…It’s not fairly a soup, perhaps a little bit of a stew? And whenever you serve it with rice it’s only a good dinner. (??!) So the title is solely descriptive — there may be some hen, some veggies, and a few rice. And it simply so occurs to be one other gradual cooked meal!

The inspiration for this dish began after I had a giant bowl of gumbo at a restaurant just a few weekends in the past. The gumbo wasn’t a brilliant conventional one, nevertheless it was so scrumptious. It was spicy sufficient to make my eyes water a bit and so when the toddler requested for a chew I used to be a bit hesitant, however gave him some in any case.

After that chew, he made the funniest face that had us all cracking up. After his first chew, I used to be sure he wouldn’t need any extra. So I proceeded to try to feed him one thing else. However ALL he needed was the soup. He continued to eat it, chew after chew. After every chew, he’d make a contorted face that seemed like he wasn’t having fun with it, take a giant sip of water, after which take one other chew.

He was positively feeling the spice, however ate it in any case and claimed he cherished it! So he polished off my soup and I used to be left along with his kiddo meal. Ha!
A very simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal!


Since I didn’t get my fill of the soup and I knew the toddler could be supportive of the thought, I made my very own wannabe gumbo. Besides it’s so non-gumbo conventional that I didn’t need to offend any die-hard gumbo lovers by utilizing that phrase within the title. ??

And it ended up fairly completely different from the soup within the restaurant so calling it a soup didn’t fairly match both.

No matter not understanding precisely what to label this as, I’ll inform you it’s SERIOUSLY scrumptious and so fast and simple to make! Particularly in case you purchase ready chopped veggies…then it’s as fast as dumping it within the crockpot and ready!A very simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal!

A very simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal!

A very simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal!
Nonetheless, this isn’t a 100% dump it and neglect about it meal, since you do want to make use of a pot close to the top of cooking time so as to add a easy roux (butter + flour). Then you definately use that very same pot to prepare dinner the rice!

I truly did strive a model the place I added the rice within the crockpot about an hour earlier than supper time and sadly it didn’t work out so nicely. The rice wasn’t very evenly cooked (some items received “soggy” whereas some the place nonetheless laborious) and the feel simply wasn’t the very best. (Come on rice! Prepare dinner nicely within the crockpot! ?)

So it’s a crockpot plus one pan type of meal! All nonetheless very straightforward although, belief me!

And last be aware, in case you don’t have a loopy toddler that may deal with ALL the spice (severely, although ?) add the cajun seasoning slower and to style!
A very simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal!

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A very simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal!

Crockpot Cajun Hen, Greens, and Rice

Servings: 6 -8

Writer: Chelsea

Elements

Crockpot

  • 1/2
    cup (~2-Three stalks)
    celery
  • 1
    cup (~1)
    small yellow onion
  • 1
    cup (~1)
    small inexperienced bell pepper
  • 1
    tablespoon
    minced garlic
  • 2 cans
    (14.5 ounces EACH)
    stewed tomatoes*
  • 1
    pound
    boneless skinless hen thighs
    breasts can even work
  • 2
    cups
    hen inventory or broth
  • 1/2 to 1 full
    tablespoon
    Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    floor cayenne pepper
  • 1
    bay leaf

Add later

  • 1
    cup
    rice
    white or brown
  • 4
    tablespoons
    butter
  • 5
    tablespoons
    white flour
  • Inexperienced onions,
    non-compulsory

Directions

  1. Put together the veggies (or purchase pre-chopped veggies for a fair faster prep)

  2. Very thinly slice the celery, very finely chop the onion, chop the bell pepper (take away stem and seeds), mince the garlic (or use pre-minced garlic).

  3. Add to the crockpot. Pour the stewed tomatoes (don’t drain) into the crockpot after which add the hen thighs.

  4. Pour the hen inventory (extra taste) or broth (and even water with hen bouillon) into the crockpot.

  5. Add the cajun seasoning. I exploit McCormick which is a bit more gentle than others I’ve used so do that fully to style choice. We like a full tablespoon, however chances are you’ll like much less or extra. At all times begin with much less and add extra on the finish!!

  6. Add the cayenne pepper, bay leaf, and a beneficiant sprinkle of salt and pepper. (I add about 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and 1/Four teaspoon pepper)

  7. Set to low for 5-Eight hours or excessive for 3-5 hours or till the hen simply shreds. Each gradual cooker is completely different so watch yours fastidiously!

  8. About 45 minutes earlier than serving, place a small pot on the stovetop and warmth the pot to medium excessive warmth. Add the butter and whisk till fully melted and frothy. (Margarine does not work right here.)

  9. Briskly whisk within the flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, including slowly. Whisk till easy in between every flour addition.

  10. Whisk consistently till a creamy and flippantly browned combination types (if it clumps you may want to begin once more). Decrease the warmth and permit to barely thicken. Fastidiously add to the crockpot (it sizzles when added, so do it slowly!)

  11. Take away the hen and shred. Return to the crockpot.

  12. In the meantime, in the identical pot used to make the roux, put together the rice in response to package deal instructions.

  13. Both add the cooked rice with every part else or serve individually. (I like individually so leftovers do not get “soggy”)

  14. Take away the bay leaf, add extra cajun if desired, and a few salt and pepper. If desired, add some chopped inexperienced onions to every bowl. Get pleasure from!

Recipe Notes

*I exploit stewed tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano.

A very simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal!