Cajun/Creole, Crockpot, Southern

Slow Cooker Jambalaya Recipe

AB here, and I’ve got a flavor-packed journey for your taste buds that you won’t want to miss. Picture this – a tantalizing dance of chicken, andouille sausage, shrimp, and aromatic Cajun spices slow-cooking to perfection. That’s right, we’re diving into the world of Slow Cooker Jambalaya, a dish that’s not only easy to make but will have your family and friends begging for more. So, grab your slow cooker, let’s fire it up, and get ready for a taste of the South like never before!

Why settle for ordinary when you can elevate your culinary game with Slow Cooker Jambalaya? This dish brings together a symphony of flavors – the savory chicken, the smoky andouille sausage, the kick from Cajun seasoning, and the delicate sweetness of shrimp. It’s a one-pot wonder that effortlessly blends convenience with an explosion of taste. Perfect for busy weekdays or for impressing your guests at weekend gatherings, this Jambalaya is a game-changer.


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 pound andouille sausage links, sliced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 pound raw shrimp (13-15 count)

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • In your trusty slow cooker, toss in everything except the shrimp and rice. Give it a good stir.
  • Set the slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours (or high for 3-4 hours).
  • About an hour before the finish line, sprinkle in the uncooked rice. Let it soak up all those flavorful juices.
  • In the final 15 minutes, toss in the raw shrimp. Let them swim in the goodness until they’re perfectly cooked.
  • Stir it up, and there you have it – a bowl of Smokin’ Good Slow Cooker Jambalaya ready to rock your taste buds!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • For an extra kick, add a bit more Cajun seasoning according to your spice preference.
  • Want a smokier flavor? Grill the chicken before adding it to the slow cooker.
  • Stir occasionally to ensure the flavors mingle and dance harmoniously.


  1. Seafood Fiesta: Swap the chicken for a mix of your favorite seafood – think mussels, clams, and crab.
  2. Vegetarian Twist: Skip the meat and load up on veggies like bell peppers, okra, and tomatoes.
  3. Spicy Lover’s Delight: Amp up the heat with extra cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce.

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What to Serve With:

  1. Fluffy White Rice
  2. Buttered Cornbread
  3. Crisp Coleslaw
  4. Garlic Bread
  5. Cheesy Grits
  6. Southern Biscuits
  7. Freshly Chopped Green Onions
  8. Avocado Slices
  9. Pickled Okra
  10. Sliced Jalapeños

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Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 4 hrs Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins


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  1. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except the shrimp and rice. Stir well.

  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours (or high for 3-4 hours).

  3. About 1 hour before finishing, add the uncooked rice to the slow cooker.

  4. In the last 15 minutes of cooking, add the raw shrimp.

  5. Stir everything thoroughly before serving. Enjoy


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