Makes 4 servings
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 lb ground sausage, browned and drained
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and cut each thigh into 4 pieces
1 small onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp salt
1. Combine onion, garlic, tomato paste, canola oil, basil, paprika and thyme in small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 4 or 5 minutes. Stir every minute, until onions are soft. Transfer to slow cooker.
2. Stir chicken, sausage, salt and red bell pepper into the slow cooker.
3. Cover and cook on LOW 4-6 hours.
4. Serve over rice, if desired.
As my husband says, sausage makes everything taste better. And it somewhat true, actually. This was a flavorful dish. Loved the red peppers to give it flavor and color. A good, solid recipe that's fairly pantry friendly. 4 stars.