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Our tasty and easy slow cooker Cajun chicken recipe has only five ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. An easy weekday dinner that the whole family will love!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE using the slow cooker, especially on busy school days.

We love the ease of coming home for dinner ready and especially if it’s delicious slow cook Cajun chicken.

Our Cajun chicken recipe is so good! A tasty slow-cooking chicken casserole with a hint of spices.

One of our favorite slow cooker meals to make!

Easy to make and perfect served with a wide range of garnishes like our air fryer potato segments!

Slow Cook Cajun Chicken Ingredients

To make our delicious slow cooking Cajun chicken dish, you only have five ingredients!

1 onion – chopped into thick pieces

  • 1 red pepper

500 g

  • chopped into
  • diced chicken breast, you can make this a mini chicken steak recipe if you like


  • 400g Passata – For added flavor choose a passata flavored with Italian herbs or garlic


  • 2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning – I buy Schwartz Cajun seasoning, but you can mix your own if you prefer.
slow-cooked Cajun chicken stew served with a bowl of rice, salad and bucket of  French fries

Equipment needed to make Cajun chicken in the slow cooker

  • Slow cooker
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Cooking spoon or spatula

How to

make slow cooker Cajun chicken You’ll love how simple it is to prepare our slow cooker chicken dish; Just combine the ingredients in the slow cooker, stir and cook, that’s it!

Step One – Prepare the slow cooker

  • Lightly grease the slow cooker: I simply apply some olive oil on the bottom and rub it around the pan with a piece of kitchen paper.
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Heat the slow cooker

  • : Preheat the slow cooker to high or low, depending on how fast you’re cooking the Cajun chicken.

Step Two – Combine the Ingredients of

Cajun Chicken Stew Add

  • Cajun Chicken Ingredients : Add the sliced onions, peppers, diced chicken and passata. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning and season with salt and black pepper. Then stir everything together.

Step Three – Cook

  • Cooking – cook Cajun chicken stew over high heat for about 4 hours or low for about 8 hours


Once cooked, if the sauce needs to thicken, add a couple of teaspoons of cornflower to a cup and mix in a loose paste with water, pour it into the sauce and cook for a few minutes while stirring to thicken.

Always check that the chicken is cooked thoroughly before serving.

Make Easy Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken

Your Way

You don’t need to follow our slow cooker chicken recipe exactly; instead, you can adjust it to your liking by using our recipe as a starting point and then adding any additional ingredients you want

. Add

  • more vegetables: Add some mushrooms, canned black beans, or sweet corn.

Make the sauce creamy –

  • turn our slow-cooked Cajun chicken into a creamy sauce – stir a few tablespoons of heavy cream before serving

. Make it less spicy

  • : This is a spicy chicken dish, if you want it less spicy, just add just a pinch of Cajun seasoning and top it off with a teaspoon of dried oregano or thyme for a milder herbal flavor.
  • Make it a pot meal: Add new peeled potatoes for cooking along with the Cajun chicken.
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What to Serve with Cajun Chicken Not sure what

to serve with

your Cajun chicken? Any of the delicious side dishes listed below work incredibly well with spicy chicken.

  • Boiled rice is excellent along with a rich, spicy Cajun chicken.
  • Serve with a bucket of thick potato chips from the oven.
  • Try our easy vegetable rice bowl to squeeze more vegetables into your diet.
  • The baked potato slices are great along with


  • buttery corn cobs of

Cajun chicken.

  • Mashed potatoes or baked potatoes work great with spicy Cajun chicken.
  • Fancy something sparkling? Try our delicious healthy purple cabbage salad (ad feature recipe)

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Disclaimer: In many of our slow cooker recipes we use a slow cooker where the inner pan is safe to use on the countertop and slow cooker. If you don’t have a slow cooker safe for slow cooking, use a pan to cook any plate and then transfer it to the slow cooker for slow cooking.

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