Delicious! I used frozen chicken thighs, kie?basa, great northern beans, and the rest as written. The flavors blend beautifully.
This was just ok for us... I used boneless chicken breast instead of thighs, maybe that's where the lack of flavor came from. There was much less liquid than I expected, and it was thin -- I was hoping for more of a stew, this was more like chunks of meat with a little bit of thin sauce. I think it would have been improved by a can of stock mixed with some cornstarch at the end to thicken it up.
When my boys got home this afternoon both wanted to know what smelled so good. It was this! Make sure you do use the correct size crockpot as I have a large one and it almost burned the sausages. I also added some more tomato juice just at the end to bring everything together and make it moister (definitely MY fault).
Wow, this was wonderful. I wasn't able to get smoked sausages, so used fresh herb & garlic chicken sausages. I used a full can of tomato puree instead of juice. Other than that I followed the recipe. It was easy to put together at 5am & the aroma when we walked in the door was fabulous. Served with crackers. Thanks Paula for this keeper.
This was very tasty! DH and kids really liked it. I used an 11 oz pack of spicy chicken sausage and 3 bone-in chicken breasts instead of thighs. I removed the chicken from the bone once it was cooked, chopped it up and put it back in to absorb the sauce before serving. I also didn't add the celery as I didn't see it in the ingredient list--we didn't miss it.
This is a lovely crockpot recipe, I only cooked it for 6 hours (2 of them on high) as I was late putting it on but it turned out wonderful, full of flavour and with the beans thickening the sauce, it was very filling indeed.....An easy meal to pull together on those rushed days... a couple of minutes in the morning and dinner is done when you get home... just the sort of meal I love... Thankyou PaulaG for posting... this will become a regular for me :)
We enjoyed this recipe, made as stated. I actually would have been happy with just the chicken sausage, but my husband said he liked both the chicken thighs and the sausage. Next time I might add more beans and carrots, but the flavor was good.
This was great! made as directed using smoked turkey and probablly two frozen thighs. I used white kidney beans (which was in the sale bin!) and and small can of V-8 (didn't measure). I shredded the chicken before serving. Delish stew/soup which I think the leftovers will also be great for lunches. Thanks for sharing!
We really loved this and I will make it again this winter. Keeping the carrot and celery chunks in big pieces prevents them from becoming mush. Same for keeping the chicken meat on top instead of down in the mixture. I used 8 very small boneless skinless thighs and LF smoked pork sausages. Thanks for sharing this with us all, Paula. I am keeping this one!
Made this as a bonus for Recipe Swap #14. Since I had a Costco package of frozen s/b/thighs, and THOUGHT there were 6, I doubled the ingredients, using 2 cans Cannelloni beans, and @ 1 cup of leftover organic tomato/red pepper soup. What I THOUGHT was frozen turkey kielbasa, turned out to be chorizo -- but I used it anyway ! I added only a small amount (for me) salt and pepper, expecting DH to want a few shakes of hot sauce - but it was perfect as it was !! It was a truly winter comfort-food meal, with a refrigerated Pizza dough, prepared as FlatBread, topped with - evoo, garlic, herbs, shallots, and parmesan. Thanks Paula for TWO delicious and easy meals.