Monday, June 13, 2011

Jambalaya... slow cooker style!

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken - cut into 1" cubes
1 lb. andouille sausage or smoked sausage, sliced
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 lb. frozen cooked shrimp

Directions:

1.  In a slow cooker, mix all ingredients except the shrimp.

2.  Cover and cook 7-8 hours on LOW, or 3-4 hours on High.  Stir in the shrimp during the last 30 minutes of cook time.

3.  Enjoy!

(serves 6-8)


Note:  We enjoy spicier food, so I increased the Cajun seasoning and the cayenne pepper to 3 teaspoons each.  Also, if you are using smoked sausage, consider adding it half-way through the cooking time.  It becomes soft with too much cooking time.  Since I prefer a thickened sauce, I use corn starch dissolved in warm water to make the "gravy."

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19 comments:

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    1. How many ppl does this serve?

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    2. 6-8 people. I've started making cornbreadto go with it!

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    3. this recipie is exactly like a gumbo one i have.

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    4. If you take out the tomatos and increase the chicken broth to 4 cups, this is the same as my super gumbo. either way,it's super..

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  2. I am lame, I seriously just clapped. I have always wanted to make Jumbalya. So excited to try this. My computer got a virus and I gotta say, I missed reading your blog. Glad to be back!~Russo @ www.threegnomes.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks good, I so want to make. thanks.

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  4. Russo: glad to see you again! My posting has been sporadic due to a crazy schedule and then a week's vacation in Maine. Looking forward to visiting you again.

    Ken: so sorry it wouldn't print. I'm still trying to figure out how to get a "Print" button for each post.

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  5. Did you not mean shrimps withot 'heads'? The recipe looks great, cannot wait to try it.

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  6. do you need to cook the chicken and sausage prior to adding to crock pot?

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  7. do you need to cook the chicken and sausage prior to adding to crock pot?

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    1. Melinda,
      I add the chicken uncooked into the crock pot. If you have precooked sausage (like smoked), it is better to add it near the end of cooking.

      Ellen

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  8. Trying it tonight smells delicious about to add shrimp now and put on a skillet or cornbread

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  9. Just discovered this recipe. I have the pot going now. Can't wait til it's done. Thank you for sharing.:-)

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  10. I made this dish and it was delicious! I didn't have cayenne pepper so I substituted with Cumin. I also skipped the shrimp (not a big seafood eater). I made this months ago and my friends are still asking me to make it again!

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