Sausage, chicken, and shrimp stew

4
2
2
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
3 hr 50 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
3 hr 20 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This cajun slow cooker stew brings together sausage, chicken, and shrimp—there’s even okra (we use frozen to make things easy).

Ingredients

olive oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked sweet Italian turkey sausage

8 oz, sliced

uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, red variety, diced

uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, yellow variety, diced

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

uncooked celery

1 rib(s), medium, diced

all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

reduced sodium canned chicken broth

1 cup(s)

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, (1 can)

Cajun seasoning

2 tsp, or to taste

uncooked shrimp

½ pound(s), peeled and deveined, large size

frozen okra

10 oz, (1 box), cut

uncooked scallion(s)

3 medium, thinly sliced

hot pepper sauce

1 tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausages and cook, turning, until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to 5- or 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell peppers, onion, and celery to skillet and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in broth and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Add chicken, tomatoes, and Cajun seasoning to slow cooker, stirring to mix well. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, 3–4 hours on Low. Taste and season with additional Cajun seasoning, if desired.
  4. Add shrimp and okra to slow cooker, stirring to mix well. Cover and cook until shrimp are just opaque in center, about 20 minutes longer. Sprinkle stew with scallions and serve with hot sauce.
  5. Per serving: 1 2/3 cups

Notes

You’ll need rice to soak up all the flavors here (1/2 cup of cooked white rice per serving will up the SmartPoints by 3).

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