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Friday, November 04, 2005 Cajun-Seasoned Chicken

I love crockpots. Here's another of my fave recipes from the same Betty Crocker cookbook that I've mentioned before on Live Love Laugh.

Prep: 15 MIN Cook: 9 HR

3 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/3 cups uncooked regular long-grain rice
1 1/3 cups water

1. Cook bacon in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until crisp. Stir in bell pepper, onion and celery. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender. Spoon bacon and vegetables into 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker, using slotted spoon.

2. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning; place in same skillet. Cook chicken over medium-high heat 4-5 minutes, turning once, until brown on both sides. Arrange chicken and any remaining drippings in skillet over vegetables in slow cooker. Pour tomatoes over chicken. Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning.

3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8-9 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

4. Cook rice in water as directed on package. Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

Makes 4 servings

Variation: To add a little more fire to the flavor, season with red pepper sauce.

Serve-With: Warm sourdough bread & fresh green beans

1 Serving: Calories 160; Fat 17g; Cholesterol 110mg; Sodium 340mg; Carbohydrate 60g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Protein 44g

Source: Betty Crocker Slow Cooker Meals

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