Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
5 Hours
Yield
Serves: 4

Jennifer Nelson, 31, Crosby, Texas

"This warm and soothing slow-cooked dish is so nice to come home to after a long day."

How to Make It

Step 1

In a slow cooker, stir together onion, carrots, garlic, chickpeas and flour. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Rub chicken with seasoning. Add chicken to skillet in a single layer; work in batches if necessary. Brown on all sides, about 5 minutes total, turning once (chicken should not be cooked through). Add to slow cooker. Repeat with remaining chicken if necessary.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium; pour vegetable juice into skillet. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up browned bits from bottom. Cook 2 minutes; add to slow cooker.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low until chicken is fork-tender, 4 to 5 hours.

Ratings & Reviews

SueBrooks's Review

SueBrooks
March 21, 2014
My family thought I was a genius, and all I did was throw a few things in the crockpot. It was a really "different" recipe (we are not from New Orleans) without going so far afield from "normal" that my kids would not like it. The only thing I would change is to use the regular V8 instead of low-sodium, and to maybe add a teeny bit more cajun spice. This was very mild, although my husband said it was just the right amount of "hotness" for him. Great recipe and a great timesaver! I will probably be making it for my next potluck where people will probably think I worked hard in the kitchen to make it, when I really didnt