Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage with Spaghetti Squash

I’m going to make this recipe again next week and I seriously can’t wait.  I was really surprised how well this came out.  I don’t think I’ve ever had better sausages in my life— and that’s sayin’ something.  Not to mention, this is probably the easiest crock pot recipe I have ever made- no mixing, searing, NO PREP!!  So wonderful.

This dish was a big hit in my house and everyone has been begging me to make it again.  I made spaghetti squash on the side to cut down on the carbs/processed foods, but you could easily pair this with pasta or rice pasta.

I based my recipe off this one.


Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage with Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 Italian sausage links (sweet or spicy- up to you.  I chose sweet.)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • EVOO
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (mix of basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Two 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • One 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Additional: 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Parmesan, for topping (optional)

Directions:

  • Lay the breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker and drizzle with EVOO.  Add the seasonings directly onto the chicken and let it sit- don’t mix it.  Lay the sausage links directly on top of the chicken.
  • On top, add the thinly sliced onion and garlic.  Pour the tomatoes, sauce, stock, vinegar into the pot.  Top with the additional seasonings.  Don’t mix!
  • Cover and cook on high for 5 hours.
  • When you get home from work, slice up that spaghetti squash and put it in the oven- know you need to leave yourself about 40 minutes for this.  If you’re unsure how to cook squash, check out my recipe here.
  • Serve, top with some freshly grated parm, and enjoy!!
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