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Chicken and sausage in a slow cooker

Nutrition information
Serving: 1/2 chicken breast and 1/2 sausage with 1/2 cup sauce (380 grams)
Servings per recipe: 8
Calories: 260 (80 from fat)
Cholesterol: 50 milligrams
Fat: 9 grams (2 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 22 gram
Sodium: 360 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 20 gram (3 fiber, 12 sugars)

Recipe tip

Transform this into an Italian dinner by adding cooked spaghetti or linguini noodles. You can substitute cooked spaghetti squash if you’d like to keep the dish gluten free.

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Slow cooker chicken and sausage

You’ll get a full serving of vegetables in 1/2 cup of the sauce in this recipe.


1 teaspoon crushed oregano leaves
1 teaspoon crushed basil leaves
4 4-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
4 links sweet Italian sausage
2 15-ounce cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 15-ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. In a small bowl, blend crushed oregano and basil leaves. Set aside.
  2. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Pour 1 tablespoon canola oil over the top of the chicken.
  3. Sprinkle half of the seasoning blend, half of the onion slices and 1 tablespoon of the minced garlic on top of the chicken.
  4. Place sausage links on top and then add remaining oil, seasoning blend, onion slices and minced garlic.
  5. Pour diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, vegetable broth and balsamic vinegar over the top. Do not stir.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours. (You can also cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.)
  7. Serve warm.

Makes 8 servings

Carb choices per serving: 1


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department

First published: 04/24/2014
Last updated: 04/24/2014

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department