Slow-Cooker Cajun-Style Chicken with Sausage and Corn
While we are big fans of the convenience of slow cookers, we know that successful results can be hard to come by. In this case we wanted to take a classic Cajun stew of chicken and sausage with corn—called maque choux—and give it a whirl in a slow cooker.
Why This Recipe Works
A successful slow-cooker Cajun-style chicken recipe required that the chicken, vegetables, and flavorings be browned on the stovetop before they were transferred to the slow cooker to simmer. We found that about four hours on the cooker’s lowest setting produced the best results. For our slow-cooker Cajun-style chicken recipe, bone-in, skin-on thighs tasted best, though we did find it important to remove the skin once the pieces were browned (when they were left on, the broth turned greasy).
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