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Chicken and Sausage Paella

Updated on February 26, 2012

Crock -Pot Cooking

Every person I talk to say they use there crock-pot for convenience because it's so easy to just set it and forget it, but what about flavor, If your using a crock-pot to it's full potential you can use it to layer the flavors to any dish.

To me food is about flavor and taste, don't get me wrong we all eat to survive but it's more to that it's eating good tasting food and that why I like the crock-pot, not only is it easy to use it's a very easy way to added flavor to any dish you prepare with out so much fuss., and today were going to use the crock-pot to make a very tasty and flavorful Chicken and Sausage Paella so follow me with this tasty recipe and watch the flavor cook slowly and the taste really authentic as can be.

Chicken and Sausage Paella

Chicken and Sausage Paella

Cone on and try this tasty and Spanish delight that you and your family will love.


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 pounds chicken thighs

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 pound hot smoked sausages, sliced

1 can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian style stewed tomatoes

1 cup Arborio rice - Or white rice if desired

4 ups chicken broth

1 pinch saffron (optional)

1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed

Salt and Pepper - To taste.


1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on all sides and place in crock-pot slow cooker.

2. Add onion to skillet, cook and stir until translucent. Store in garlic, sausages, tomatoes, rice, chicken broth and saffron, if desired. Pour mixture over chicken.

3. Cover and cook oh high 3 to 4 hours or until chicken and rice are tender. Remove chicken pieces to platter and fluff rice with fork. Stir in peas. Spoon rice onto platter with chicken.

This is a very easy and tasty dish to make and if you remove out of the crock - pot your family will never know it was cooked there it will be our secret....good luck and enjoy.


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    • Handicapped Chef profile image

      Handicapped Chef 5 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      Thanks Dirt FarmerYour going to love it.

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      Good one! Thanks, Handicapped Chef.