Slow Cooker Southern Style Chicken and Dirty Rice for Two
4 ounces of kielbasa sausage (cut into 1-inch pieces)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1 red bell pepper (cleaned and cut into 1-inch pieces)
2 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon dried thyme
2 cooks cooked rice
Salt and pepper
1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 green onions (sliced thin)
Spray slow cooker on bottom and sides with cooking spray.
In a medium size microwavable bowl mix together the kielbasa, onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, and thyme. Microwave for 5 minutes stirring a couple of times while cooking; place in slow cooker.
Add the rice and mix in ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add the thighs into the slow cooker mixture.
Slow cook for 4 – 5 hours until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 185F. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and using 2 forks separate chicken into bite-size pieces. Stir the chicken and green onions into the rice mixture, salt and pepper to taste and serve hot. Enjoy