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Chicken Thighs with Sausage

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours


8 servings

Whether you’re serving your family or special guests, this comforting entree hits the spot on cold winter nights. —Joanna Iovino, Kings Park, New York
Chicken Thighs with Sausage Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional


  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the carrots, celery and onion. Top with chicken and sausage.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, garlic, hot sauce, seasonings and, if desired, browning sauce. Spoon over meats. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 280 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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