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Our flavoursome, easy slow cooker cajun chicken recipe has just five ingredients and takes less that 10 minutes to throw together. An easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love!

I don’t know about you but I LOVE using the slow cooker, especially on busy school days.

We love the ease of coming home to dinner being ready and especially if it’s delicious slow cooker Cajun chicken.

Our Cajun chicken recipe is just so good! A flavoursome slow cooker chicken casserole with a kick of spice.

Easy to make and perfect served with a whole range of side dishes.

slow cooker cajun chicken stew served with a side bowl of rice, salad and bucket of chips

Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 onion – roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper – roughly chopped
  • 400g passata – for added flavour choose a flavoured passata with Italian herbs or garlic.
  • 2-3 tsp Cajun seasoning – I buy the Schwartz Cajun seasoning but you can mix up your own if you prefer.
slow cooker cajun chicken stew served with a side bowl of rice, salad and bucket of chips

How to make slow cooker Cajun chicken

You’re going to just LOVE how easy our slow cooker chicken recipe is!

  • Lightly oil the slow cooker pan – I just dab a little olive oil in the bottom and rub it around the pan using a piece of kitchen paper.
  • Heat the slow cooker – preheat the slow cooker to high or low depending on how quickly you’re cooking the Cajun chicken.
  • Add the Cajun chicken ingredients – toss in the sliced onions, peppers, diced chicken and passata. Sprinkle in the Cajun seasoning and season with salt and black pepper. Then stir everything together.
  • Cook – cook the Cajun chicken stew on high for around 4 hours or low for around 8 hours.

Once cooked if the sauce needs thickening add a couple of teaspoons of cornflower to a cup and mix into a loose paste with water, pour it into the sauce and stir to thicken.

Always check the chicken is cooked thoroughly before serving.

slow cooker cajun chicken stew served with a side bowl of rice, salad and bucket of chips

Make easy slow cooker Cajun chicken your way

You don’t need to stick to our slow cooker chicken recipe – mix things up to suit yourself, you can take our recipe as a basic idea and then add in any extras you like.

  • Add more vegetables – add in some mushrooms, tinned black beans or sweet corn.
  • Make the sauce creamy – turn our slow cooker Cajun chicken into a creamy sauce – stir through a few spoonfuls of thick heavy cream before serving.
  • Make it less spicy – this is a spicy chicken dish, if you want it less spicy, just add in just a pinch of Cajun seasoning and top up with a tsp of dried Oregano or Thyme for milder herby flavour.
  • Turn it into a one pot meal – add in peeled new potatoes to cook alongside the Cajun chicken.

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What to serve with Cajun chicken

Wondering what to have with your Cajun chicken? Any of the tasty side dishes below go alongside spicy chicken really well.

  • Plain boiled rice is great alongside a rich and spicy Cajun chicken.
  • Serve with a bucket of chunky oven chips.
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  • Buttery corn cobs.
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Yield: Serves 4

Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken

slow cooker cajun chicken stew served with a side bowl of rice, salad and bucket of chips

Super easy slow cooker chicken recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 onion roughly chopped 
  • 1 pepper roughly chopped 
  • 550g chicken breasts - diced 
  • 400g passata 
  • 2-3 tsp Cajun seasoning 

Instructions

  1. Lightly oil the slow cooker pan – I just dab a little olive oil in the bottom and rub it around the pan using a piece of kitchen paper.
  2. Heat the slow cooker – preheat the slow cooker to high or low depending on how quickly you’re cooking the Cajun chicken.
  3. Add the Cajun chicken ingredients – toss in the sliced onions, peppers, diced chicken and passata. Sprinkle in the Cajun seasoning and season with salt and black pepper. Then stir everything together.
  4. Cook the Cajun chicken stew on high for around 4 hours or low for around 8 hours.
  5. Once cooked if the sauce needs thickening add a couple of teaspoons of cornflower to a cup and mix into a loose paste with water, pour it into the sauce and stir to thicken.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1720mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 43g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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