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Forgotten Jambalaya Recipe

Forgotten Jambalaya Recipe

During chilly months, I fix this jambalaya at least once a month. It’s so easy…just chop the vegetables, dump everything in the slow cooker and forget it! Even my sons, who are picky about spicy things, like this dish.—Cindi Coss, Coppell, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours YIELD:11 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef or chicken broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the tomatoes, broth and tomato paste. Stir in the celery, green peppers, onion, garlic and seasonings. Stir in chicken and sausage.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in shrimp. Cover and cook 15-30 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with rice.
    Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled stew in freezer containers and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 11 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 230 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1016mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

Reviews for Forgotten Jambalaya

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shawnba
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

"Wow!! This was great!! I used a spicy andouille sausage, so decreased the cayenne pepper a little, otherwise followed the directions exactly, and it was fantastic. Will definitely make this again"

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i43sandy
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"I made this and it was AWESOME!!! It was super easy to prepare, had good flavor and was just spicy enough. I didn't add the chicken or shrimp - I used smoked sausage and kielbasa. I added more chicken stock - just enough to cover it! I will be repeating this recipe for years to come!!!"

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qitty
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"My family LOVES this. I have to double the recipe, and it helps the diabetic's blood sugar, too. You can chop ahead and freeze the onion, celery and green peppers, and use prepared minced garlic (1 clove = 1 gently rounded teaspoon.) Freezes and reheats a treat."

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rolsenjr@gmail.com
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Absolutely love it!"

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AKB62
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"Made it for a family gathering and it was a big hit!"

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0910l0v3
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"I'cve made this. It is easy, quick and very tasty."

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RREnglish
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"Quick and easy; Basic recipe easy to adapt."

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REHT
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"This is a good basic Jambalaya recipe. All of the core ingredients are here, however the cayenne and hot pepper just make it hot. vs. a balanced blend of flavors with the other herbs. In order to supplement the flavor, we cut back on the salt and added Worcestershire. Made this due to the convenience of the slow cooker, however time permitting I would use my old stand by southern Jambalaya recipe in the future."

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rkd6
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"This has to be the worst recipe ever! What a waste of good food in a poorly contrived meal. Is there a way to get my money back for all the fresh shrimp I wasted? Going back to the real recipes of the south!"

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mbaulch
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Really good...used precooked frozen shrimp."

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Ren22
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"I had some experiments with that recipe but in Redmond 4500 multicooker. It is fantastic, really! I had a chance to compare rice- and multicooker, the last one much simpler and faster - any recipe can be made by my children."

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lurky27
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"Yummy! I omitted the shrimp to save $. Turkey smoked sausage is a healthy substitute for regular smoked sausage.

~ Theresa"

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gnats1222
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"I make this at least once a month -- we love it! I leave out the shrimp and just add more chicken and sausage since my husband doesn't like seafood. Couldn't be easier -- just chop everything up and mix it up in the crockpot!"

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skrany
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"I absolutely love this recipe. Perfect amount of spice and heat, so great to warm you up on a cold winter day!"

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suebee84
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"This recipe is easy, flavorful and I will definitely keep it my recipe box!"

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pwyarnlady
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"My family and I love this recipe. So easy and sooooooooo good!"

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dmcalister72
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"It's great"

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Elbertonwolfbay
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"I have never cooked jambalaya before but I think this may be the best tasting jambalaya I have ever experienced. I cooked it in low heat on the stovetop used orange bell peppers and previously baked chicken. I used original Conecuh hickory smoked sausage( an Alabama favorite). I will make it again"

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shecooksalot
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"Great recipe, really easy to get going in the crockpot and the whole family loved it. We have made this several times and will continue to do so!"

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kellington59
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"My husband who hates chicken, loves this dish. I've cooked it in the crockpot and stove pot and both are delicious."

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danthecook
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"We both loved it! I've made several different versions of jambalaya and this is possibly my favorite. I was able to add the shrimp after about 3 1/2 hrs and I cut the tobasco and cayenne in half. It was perfect, my wife said. Will def fix again!"

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christycincy
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"This was a very easy jambalaya to make. It had just the right amount of spice for me. Very hearty and filling."

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joedebfry
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"Excellent! We love the flavor and it's easy to make. I'll make this often."

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parelius
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"This just did not hit me like I thought it would. Like others, I think the cooking time was way too long and caused the meat to get dry. The overall flavor just wasn't there."

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mercougar
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"I absolutely love this recipe!!! I didn't like the overpowering smoked sausage flavor the first time I made this (personal preference) so I eliminated the smoked sausage altogether the second time I made it and it still turned out incredible!"

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Janel VK
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"This is so easy and so very good. I questioned whether Jambalaya made in the crock pot could have the flavor I so enjoy but I am now a believer. I will be making this again. I used imitation crab in place of the scrimp."

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pavlokat
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"My Savannah, Georgia bred husband says it is the best he has ever had! That's a winning vote in my book!!!"

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ginny3235
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"This recipe is delicious exactly as written and with or without the shrimp. In spite of the long list of ingredients it is very easy and quick to get in the slow cooker, and especially easy when using frozen chopped onions and green peppers. I wouldn't change a thing. Received family stamp of approval!"

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Tiffany6989
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"Overall, this was good. It was a bit overcooked when I checked it at 4 hours. It was my first time using a slow cooker though, so that could be my fault. I might make it again, but it gave my husband heartburn last time."

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contrarywife
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Great recipe! I followed the recipe exactly and it didn't need any tweaking at all. I did have to turn the crockpot up to high for an hour or so though."

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LawP
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"This is a fabulous recipe! I've made it at least a dozen times with no modifications and it is a hit every time. I use frozen, uncooked and deveined shrimp when fresh isn't available. Yummy!"

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juicyfruit007
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"My husband really liked this. Very spicy and flavorful."

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Twokayakers
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"Delicious! Will definitely make again!"

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A13
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"Very good. It's a little on the spicy side and the chicken turned out slightly dry, very good overall though."

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SRockley
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"Love this recipe!! Great on fall camping trips!"

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gingerriss
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"Pretty good"

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peacharmadillo
Reviewed May. 9, 2012

"We didn't know we liked jambalaya 'til we tried this."

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robbinthornton
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"Solid thumbs up from the whole family. Decreased the hot sauce and cayenne to suit the kids' taste and just added hot sauce at the table. Also replace the green pepper with zucchini and okra, again, just personal preferences. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!"

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patriotbaker
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"My family loves this. I can't use shell fish because of allergies, but I just add more sausage. We lived near Cajun country, and although this is not what they would call authentic, it sure is good. Be sure to use quality Andouille sausage. It makes a big difference. We all love hot spicy food, so after the first time, I added Tony Chachere's as well as all the spices indicated. This is on my rotation of regulars. Thanks Cindi."

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lizjulisami
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Oh my God we loved this recipe. I omitted the hot sauce and used chili powder instead of cayenne and it was good. Used a whole pound of shrimp also. The aroma is phenomenal! Will make again."

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FrancieB
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"authentic jambalaya or not it is fantastic! I had a pound of shrimp and just threw it all in - that's what my family kept picking out"

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sheritruesdale
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"Mmm! I made this last weekend and I didn't even get seconds or leftovers. :( Sure is good!!!"

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cheezhed68
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"This is a fabulous recipe!"

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christygator
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"This recipe does not taste like it was quick and easy to make! It is a wonderful tribute to real jambalaya! Everyone in our family loved it and was a perfect way to celebrate Fat Tuesday."

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lorisueb
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"My family loved this! I made with turkey sausage and served with brown rice."

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lorisueb
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"I used turkey sausage and served with brown rice."

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Butterbean8
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"So easy, so good....I have never been a fan of cajun food but this is delicious."

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lilaccrew
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"Excellent recipe. Great flavor. I cut some of the fat by using turkey cocktail links."

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jpatton17@cox.net
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I've made this several times. Cajun is not always easy to do from scratch but this recipe is easy and very tasty."

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cwallace720
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"This recipe is wonderful! My husband said it's the best crockpot recipe of any kind that I've ever made. I made it exactly like the recipe said...except I was out of parsley flakes. I don't know how much of a difference it would've have made because it was absolutely delicious! I was in a hurry, so instead of cooking it on low, I cooked it on high for about 2 1/2 hours."

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cwallace720
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"This recipe is wonderful! My husband said it's the best crockpot recipe of any kind that I've ever made. I made it exactly like the recipe said...except I was out of parsley flakes. I don't know how much of a difference it would've have made because it was absolutely delicious!"

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Idontcarewhatmyscreennameis
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"Since Miss Cindi is from Texas, I did not expect a Louisiana, let alone a New Orleans style Jambalaya! I found this Forgotten (Texas) Jambalaya to be very flavorful, and it certainly won?t be ?forgotten? in our home.

I cut this recipe in half since there are only two of us. I used only ¼ tsp each of the hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper to suit our personal tastes, and I found Andouille sausage at our local supermarket. Served it on a bed of Jasmine long grain rice. My daughter suggested adding 1 tsp of file powder the next time I make this. Thank you Miss Cindi ?"

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jandk_4
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"Used turkey sausage and omitted the shrimp. Excellent!"

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tready2
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"New Orleans Style jambalaya traditionally is prepared together either in the oven, or stovetop and usually has the rice cooked with the meats or shrimp/oysters, whatever you want to have with the rice.

To my recollection, jambalaya is never fixed like a stew, as this one is, and served over separately cooked white rice."

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SaraJoy
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"This recipe takes a lot of prep time but after you throw it in the crock pot, it's all worth it. The seasonings are just right and it makes a large amount. I ended up freezing half. Great for watching football!"

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thewyatts4
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"very tasty."

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TeresaNielsen
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Wonderfully easy and flavorful."

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ValerieMS
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I know from watching Emeril that Jambalya normally uses Andouille sausage, but here in rural, Western PA we just don't have access to it. This is the third time we've made this recipe. This time we doubled the chicken, shrimp, tomatoes and seasonings. My family is giving the altered recipe a solid 8 out of 10."

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Pancho_01
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"great,easy to make"

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jdykw
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Tweeked the spices to fit my southern tastes. Wonderful,best I've ever had or made."

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mdbubba1
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Make this one all the time its one of my go to recipes. Wouldn't change a thins"

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2muchmuchmtthyme
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"have made often. have frozen, but kept shrimp separate and only added before serving."

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quiltingstitcher
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"This is a great dish for a cool night very easy and everything was flavored just right"

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bdstickles
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"This was soooo unbelievably good! I only made a half recipe to try the first time, and I didn't have shrimp, but it was so good anyways, the flavor was perfect, not too spicy. And of course being able to throw it all in the slow cooker is such a bonus! I use mine as often as I can to make life easier."

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Sjokees
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"This is delicious! This is not a dish we come across often (I live in The Netherlands) but I love it. Like other reviewers I did not change a thing. It is a little spicy and has lots of flavor, I can truly recommend this. Thank you for sharing!"

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Leanne Cola
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"This was the easiest and tastiest Jambalaya I've ever made. I wouldn't change a thing!"

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Noncookinmama
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"Easy to make and just spicy enough for the whole family to enjoy. I will add this to my "keepers" list and wont change a thing!"

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kimwilliams30
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"absolutely amazing... great with and without the shrimp"

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lsal86
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"making this again tonight. I thought it was good, not amazing but good. My bf on the other hand really really liked it. Guess it depends on what kind of taste you have"

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autumvaught
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"This is so flavorful and yummy. I love that it has a bit of spice and great texture. I didn't need to change anything, including the cook time, which is amazing in itself! I make this frequently!"

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simpson5togo
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"Wonderful dish, full of flavor, try with confidence."

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kolaber
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"This was an amazing crock pot recipe! I added 1 lb of shrimp and a lb of cut up tilapia! The fish was my favorite! I think I will try chicken thighs instead of breast next time though. Definitely a keeper!"

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vivian922
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"Super easy and tasted great"

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Flenner
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"This gets 5 stars for the ease of preparation and taste. I used less heat but that is a personal preference. Just dump it in and you're done!"

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jalawrence08
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"This has become a staple in our house! I've made it with Chirzo sausage, so good and gives that extra spice!"

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luv2cook51
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"Yummy!! everyone in out house loved it!! we like things a little spicier so we put in extra hot sauce and cayenne pepper"

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marilyn23
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"Great flavor and very easy to make. It is definitely a "keeper". We have made it several times already."

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lsmothers
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"My husband loves Jambalaya so i decided to give this recipe a try.It was extremely easy and both of us loved it.He said it's a keeper.I did leave out the celery because neither of us are fans."

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mariadotson
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"My family really enjoys this recipe. It's smoky, spicy and flavorful. Good Cajun flavor with milder heat. I've used the recipe several times now and they always ask for more."

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skrany
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"I've made this for about 5 years now and it's become a winter staple! Such a easy recipe and all of my family love it! Thanks for a great recipe!"

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roxannluz
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"This recipe was so easy and delicious! I substituted smoked turkey sausage for the regular sausage."

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linda4stuff@tx.rr.com
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"We made this last night and no leftovers for today! This is delicious and so flavorful. Made it like the recipe says with only these substitutions...had boneless, skinless thighs instead of the breasts and used a precooked package of shrimp. The chicken thighs were just as good in it and I stirred in the shrimp just before serving, long enough for shrimp to get hot. This dish is spicy but not mouth burning spicy. As my hubby said, it is spicy but not enough to make his bald spot sweat! We will definitely be making this again!"

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Nana1969
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"My family feel in love with this recipe. I found it very easy to make with no fuss or bother. It is a great meal if you need a quick meal that has substance to it."

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kerrynjames
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"Loved it. We forgot to put the shrimp on the night we made it and it definitely was missing something. We added shrimp on the second day and it was perfect! Definitely a keeper, perfect with freshly baked bread to dip!"

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caleylady
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"Very good, but mine came out a little soupier than I expected. The leftovers thickened up and were perfect! I served it over brown rice. Next time I will use large or jumbo shrimp, the medium shrived up too much."

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4boysmom
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

" Just omit the shrimp.  More than enough protein/meat to make this dish.
"

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marciedarciestuff
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"This isnt something I would normally make but I was wanting to branch out a little. My family loves this which was a shock. We have been making it on a regular basis for years now."

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jeansavitts
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"Great flavors!"

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Sylvia F.
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Whenever I make dinner, it is rare for the whole family to agree on it. I rated this 5 stars because most of us enjoyed it. My hubby loved the shrimp, my mom loved the sausage, and my aunt loved the texture. One of my boys loved it but the other didn't. It had extra kick because I used a can of diced tomatoes w/green chillies. Overall, 4 thumbs up, 1 1/2 thumbs down (1/2 is for my three yr old. Too spicy I think). Great recipe. Next time, I'll add more chicken but I think I'll add it already cooked when I throw in the shrimp."

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mielsu
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"Family really liked this. We didn't even need the rice!"

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mamuwubu
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"This was a big hit. Spiced just right. My husband added more hot sauce at the table, but this is great as is. It is definately a new family favorite. I'm going to invite friends over just so we can share this!"

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amanda.camblin
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"Next time I would add more chicken (I used three chicken breast) and less sausage. Everything else was great!"

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carriv
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"Yes I will make this for my family again. I would add a little more hot sauce. It's a keeper."

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carriv
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"Made this for dinner. Family loved it. Will make again. Will probably and a little more hot sauce."

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LauraManning
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"I left out the celery and only put 1/2 of the cayenne pepper in, which was just enough heat. Overall, it had an excellent flavor!"

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snackcake
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"i used chicken thighs instead of breasts we like them better and mango chipotle sausage have a nice kick in this jambalaya i did in the crock pot as well and did it for longer so next time i will add the peppers at a later time. added the shrimp the last 15 min and boy they were perfect served with corn bread and a salad."

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eye_lady
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"I have made this many times for just my family, or tripled for a crowd. Always gets rave reviews, easy to adjust for taste and heat. This is easy to make, healthy and filling!"

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gwillie
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"I've made this many times and even made it for a party. I used kielbasa sausage and had the shrimp to add on the side. I loved that the veggies were still crunchy and sometimes the times on slow cooker recipes are too long and the food is cooked too much. This one is right.

Thanks."

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elizabethdiaz83
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"Awesome recipe! I actually added 1 teaspoon extra of pepper sauce, just because I love spicy food! Served on rice and with cornbread and this was a great meal!"

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AluCake
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"delishus!! i loved it but i didnt add in peppers or anything spicy."

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macaroni girl
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"Served with sweet cornbread this is one of my family's favorite dishes. I use red peppers instead of green and increase the cayenne pepper and hot pepper sauce to give it more heat."

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hcandico
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"Everyone loved it!! Quick,easy, satisfying. What more can you ask for?"

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san70
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"THIS WAS SO GOOD AND EASY I DID IT ON THE STOVE SIMMERED 1HR. 50 MINS. AND USED ITILIAN SPICY SAUSAGE. LOOKED AT A LOT OF RECIPES I'M GLAD I USED THIS ONE."

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cmcantu712
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"My husband LOVES this dish!"

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RD2Cook
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"Excellent flavor and a huge plus for being a one-pot-fix-it forget it type of meal."

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lizv1
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"Definitely will make again, followed recipe with exception of adding hot pepper flakes instead of cayenne. Really liked the hint of smoked flavor off the sausages."

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jr1849
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"I made this for dinner last night as I am always looking for dishes to serve over rice and it was a HUGE hit! My husband LOVED it - he kept going back for more. When I suggested omitting the shrimp next time he told me it was perfect the way it was! He liked that this had a lot of flavor with just enough heat. Definitely a keeper!"

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ginny3235
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"Made it exactly as listed, but no shrimp. The flavor was wonderful, and my husband thought so too! We agreed that with all that wonderful flavor, the shrimp would be overpowered, anyway. Could do with just the 1 tsp. of salt and not the extra 1/4 tsp. My husband doesn't like rice and ate it like a bowl of stew! Will definitely make it again."

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ginny3235
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"Made it exactly as listed, but no shrimp. The flavor was wonderful, and my husband thought so too! We agreed that with all that wonderful flavor, the shrimp would be overpowered, anyway. My husband doesn't like rice and ate it like a bowl of stew! Will definitely make it again."

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squarepeach
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"We loved it! I am going to make it Monday for a group dinner meeting. My only modification was to reduce the heat for myself; I put the hot sauce on the table. The flavor was wonderful! Thanks!"

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zm
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"Made this last night and everyone loved it..

my husband went nuts....I didn't do the slow
cooker but browned all necessary ingredients
and then let simmer about 45 minutes. It's now on our favorites list. lm"

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mdbubba
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"I make this all the time my boys love it. It is very easy and tasty"

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Dinners by Pharrell
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"Excellent layers of flavor. I didn't make this in a crock pot because there wasn't time. I sauted all of the vegies in olive oil first, added the spices except I used paprika instead of cayenne because my husband has acid issues, I added 2 Tbl of Cumin and 2 Tbl crushed Bay Leaves, browned chicken and sausages, added to mix, brought to bowl in dutch oven and simmered for 45 minutes, then added the shrimp and simmered 15 more minutes. Flavors were layered and distinct. Will add this to my Chef's List and serve with confidence to my clients."

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jjbates26
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"I substituted the cayenne pepper and hot sauce for Tony Cacheries and this was perfect. Kids loved it, husband loved it!"

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Carol39110
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"This was not spicy at all, but very flavorful. I cooked it longer and used 1 pound of shrimp."

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tammyj20200
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"Have made this recipe for years now ... glad to find it here on line so I can save it on here too. Family request this recipe from me all the time ... now I can forward this to them from here ... pictures and all!"

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jessie.sharon
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I was nervous that this would be too spicy, but it was just perfect - delicious! Will definitely make again and soon!"

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seastwood
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"My Family absolutely loved this recipe!! I am getting ready to make it again!! Really tasty!!"

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winters_brenda@yahoo.com
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"Very good and easy to make. It tastes better the next day!"

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Nazirite4God
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"This is a wonderful recipe. I used fire roasted tomatoes which gave a really great taste."

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pacobell
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"I make this often and it never fails. It is so easy and so delicious. It is even better the next day. Real comfort food for fall and winter. Serve with warm bread or rolls and you have a great meal."

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gwillie
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"I've made this recipe many times and even served it for a large party. I do not add shrimp, but I have them on the side. I also use kielbasa sausage. Each time I fix it everyone loves it."

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amytime99
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"Family loved it! I am making again this week, but will add a tablespoon of brown sugar to cut the acid from the tomatoes. It was quite juicy the first time I made it, so I may also try adding the cooked rice to the slow cooker when I add the shrimp. Nice recipe!"

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ssstome
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"Great! So simple, we usually leave out the shrimp just to save a trip to the grocery store. Very yummy"

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Getacut
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"I tried the Jamblaya recipe for the first time!!! It was a hit!!! I shared it with 3 other familys. All the men looooved it! Try it."

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LynneGar
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2009

"My husband loves Jambalaya and I made this one and he loves it. I will be making it again."

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kayesandra
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"Love this Jambalaya. I have a favorite recipe I've made for years. This is just as good & easier. I added the shrimp & used andouille sausage plus the chicken."

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l2bake
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"I made this without the shrimp. Wow, it is very good! I like the fact that it is a crock pot recipe, love those! I will be making this again!!"

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mdbubba1
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009 Edited Oct. 19, 2011

"Made this yesterday we like it. Went together quickly. Very easy. Having left overs today for lunch"

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rharkless
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2009

"I made it without the shrimp and it was very good. It's just spicy enough and really good over rice. I did cook it on high, though, b/c I thought 4 hrs on low might not be enough to cook the vegetables. At 4 hrs on high, everything was cooked but not mushy."

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PHSGAL
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2009

"Just don't add the seafood. I make a great jambalaya without seafood, but I use ham instead of chicken."

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jfisheryourrealtor
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2009

"I don't eat shrimp or shellfish. Any suggestions on a substitute for the shrimp?"

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Terry1956
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2009

"going to try this tomorrow. Sounds yummy"

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acf7
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2008

"Love this recipe! Super tasty and is great as leftovers!"

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frogdancer18
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2008

"Amazing"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.