Go Back
Print Recipe
4.43 from 7 votes

Crockpot Chicken, Sausage, and Rice

An easy Cajun style dinner, this 'casserole' cooks itself in the crock pot and features both chicken and smoked sausage.


  • 1 tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 lb smoked sausage cut in 1" pieces
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 14-1/2 oz can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2 lbs
  • 2 cups instant white rice


  • Rinse chicken and pat dry
  • Place sausage, bell peppers, onions, celery, tomatoes, broth, bay leaves, thyme, paprika, and garlic powder in slow cooker.
  • Stir to blend well.
  • Top with chicken and sprinkle with black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Cover and cook 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Add rice and stir gently.
  • Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes until rice is tender.
  • Remove bay leaves and chicken bones before serving.


For best results, do not remove lid during cooking.