Crock Pot Chicken Breasts in Creamy Creole Sauce
These crock pot Creole chicken breasts are cooked and served with a creamy sauce. Creole seasoning, bell pepper, onion, and celery flavor the dish.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 3tablespoons butter
- 1bunch green onions (6 to 8, with most of the green part) or 1 cup chopped yelllow onions
- ¼cup red or green bell pepper (chopped)
- 1rib celery (diced)
- 2strips thick cut bacon (diced)
- 4tablespoons flour
- ¾cup chicken broth (preferably low sodium)
- 1to 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning *
- 4boneless chicken breast halves or about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of chicken tenders
- ¼to 1/2 cup cream, half-and-half , or milk
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onions, bell pepper, celery, and bacon. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add the flour and continue cooking for about 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Add the chicken broth and cook until thickened. Add the tomato paste and Creole seasoning; blend well.
Step 3Arrange the chicken breasts in the slow cooker .
Step 4Spoon the sauce mixture over the chicken breasts.
Step 5Cover and cook on low for about 5 hours, stirring about halfway through the cooking time.
Step 6Stir in the cream or milk about 15 to 20 minutes before the dish is done.
Step 7Serve the chicken and sauce with hot cooked pasta or rice.
Step 8Enjoy! This recipe was originally made with just the bacon and green onions. Recent additions include bell pepper and celery, which, with the onions, make up the "holy trinity" you'll find in many classic Cajun and Creole dishes. Feel free to tailor the dish to suit your family's tastes.