This slow cooker meal is great any time of the year because it cooks throughout the workday then welcomes you home with an enticing aroma. The Super Spices – paprika, thyme and crushed red pepper – give it authentic Cajun flavor.
Mix paprika, thyme, garlic powder and red pepper in small bowl. Place sausage, onions, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken broth, bay leaves and 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mixture in slow cooker. Stir to blend well. Top with chicken. Sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Cover.
Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
Gently stir in rice. Cover. Cook 15 to 20 minutes on HIGH or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Slow Cooker Tip: For best results, do not remove cover during cooking.