Slow Cooker Jambalaya is packed with meat, sausage, shrimp, and bursting with bold Creole flavors. Enjoy this hearty Louisiana classic with half the effort when made in the crockpot !
Slow Cooker Jambalaya is a Southern staple. Every spoonful is loaded with meat, vegetables, rice, complex Creole seasonings, and the whole dish tastes like it takes hours to make. But with the help of the crockpot, it becomes a “dump and go” meal that takes minutes of active effort without compromising on the flavor!
Make this jambalaya in the morning before you go out, and come home to amazing aromas and a hearty, delicious Southern classic ready for the table!
What is jambalaya?
It’s a rice-based Cajun dish that typically features sausage, vegetables, meats like chicken, and seafood. Very similar to Spanish paella.
How is jambalaya different from gumbo?
They taste very similar due to the Creole and Cajun seasonings, and both also have similar components like rice, sausage, meat, and veggies.
However, the grains are traditionally cooked along with the rest of the dish in a jambalaya. Gumbo is more of a stew, is made with a thickener or roux, and the rice is served and cooked separately.
- 2 chicken breasts (skinless and boneless – cut into 1-inch chunks)
- 1 pound andouille sausage (sliced)
- 20 ounces can diced tomatoes
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
- 3 stalks celery (thinly sliced)
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
- 1 pound shrimp (thawed, peeled, and deveined)
Add all the ingredients, except the shrimp, to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Before the last 20 minutes of cooking, stir in the shrimp.
Serve over rice garnished with fresh chopped parsley.
Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 1720mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1583IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 5mg