A healthy Cajun, dump-in-the-slow-cooker dinner is the exactly what you need to fit a whole hearty dinner into your already pretty crazy schedule. With no pre-cooking required (seriously, just toss that chicken right in) the whole dish will come together with minimal effort on your part, but with all the incredibly tasty results! This recipe is also completely gluten-free, and dairy free. Substitute (or remove) the chicken for some beans, chickpeas or tofu, and you’ve got yourself a vegan alternative as well. This is a one-pot dinner you’ll keep in your recipe repertoire for years to come.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4-8 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1- 19oz can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow/orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup snap peas, halved
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed (substitute with tofu, beans or chickpeas for a vegan option)
  • 3 tbsp Cajun spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: Garnish with Parmesan cheese

Equipment

  • Crock Pot
  • Measuring Cups
  • Spatula

Method

  • Combine all of the ingredients (raw) into your crock pot, except the quinoa.
  • Set your crockpot on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 3-4.
  • Add the quinoa, and continue to cook for an additional hour.
  • Once the quinoa is fully cooked, along with everything else, turn off the heat and serve! Optionally, you can add Parmesan cheese as a garnish!
Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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