Three Pepper Chicken and Sausage (Slow Cooker)

Don bought me an early Christmas gift, the Cuisinart 4-in-1 Multicooker (7 qt).  My niece told me about it, and after they used them in some of the New Seasons Markets, the reviews were good.  Of course, I had to try it!  It’s a great cooker, and if you plan to purchase, don’t pay full price.  Check it out in Chefs Catalog.  My only objection is that it’s non-stick, and I’m doing my best to not use pans with non-stick coatings.  But I have to say this cooker is pretty impressive.  The first recipe I did was a version of one of the recipes in the booklet.  However, you could do the same thing with a heavy dutch oven. I seared the meats, and sauteed the veggies in the cooker, then turned it on slow cook for 4 hours.

Three Pepper Chicken and Sausage

Three Pepper Chicken and Sausage

Total Time: 5 hours

Yield: Serves 10-12

Ingredients

  • 10-12 chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 8-10 Italian sausages
  • 1 large onion, cut in large pieces
  • 1 large red pepper, cut in 1 1/2" pieces
  • 3 large jalapenos, seeded and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 1-1 1/2 cups (jarred) cherry peppers, seeded and / or whole pepperoncinis
  • 1 cup ripe green olives

Instructions

  1. Salt and pepper thighs on both sides.
  2. Heat oil in large pot or cooker. Sear thighs on both sides (about 6-8 minutes per side). Remove and reserve. Do the same thing with the sausages, then remove and reserve them.
  3. Add onion, red pepper, and jalapeño to pot. Cook until onion is limp.
  4. Deglaze with wine.
  5. Add garlic, thighs, sausages, peppers, and olives.
  6. (In a slow cooker), cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours, or until chicken is tender.
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