Monday, June 13, 2011

Jambalaya... slow cooker style!



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


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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  1. thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. Come back again next week

    1. How many ppl does this serve?

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

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

    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..

  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 @

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

  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.

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

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

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

    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.


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

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

  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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