Cajun Stew

I made this overnight last night. It is delicious!

Cajun stew
1 tablespoon McCormick® Paprika
2 teaspoons McCormick® Thyme Leaves
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper
7 oz. smoked sausage, Healthy Ones
2 TB diced onions
1 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper
1 cup sliced celery
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, and okra undrained
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 McCormick® Bay Leaves
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in bite-sized pieces
3 c. water
1 c. instant brown rice

1. Mix paprika, thyme, garlic powder and red pepper in small bowl. Place sausage, onions, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken broth, bay leaves and 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mixture in 5 quart slow cooker. Stir to blend well. Top with chicken. Sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Cover.
2. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
3. Gently stir in rice. Cover. Cook 15 to 20 minutes on HIGH or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving (about 1 ½ cups)= 274 Calories; 7g Fat (20.6% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 35g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 76mg Cholesterol; 748mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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