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Big Easy Jambalaya Recipe

Big Easy Jambalaya Recipe

This recipe is requested often by friends and family for gatherings. I don't mind since it's so easy to make. —Elizabeth Renteria, Vancouver, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 14 ounces smoked kielbasa, sliced
  • 2 fully cooked andouille sausage links, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked converted rice


  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients except rice. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 2. Stir in rice. Cook on high 30 minutes longer or until rice is tender. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 565 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 1673mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.

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Jeanie User ID: 9217840 269332
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

"We live in AZ, never ate Jambalaya but wanted to. Tried this and we think it is spectacularly delicious! EXCEPT ~ 2 cups uncooked rice? I wondered but followed directions. The beautiful brothy dish was stiff and dry but great taste. For lunch next day , hubby added ckn broth to thin and was the ticket. Finished it today and again we enjoy this recipe very much ~ so much flavor. Hasn't anyone else had a problem with too much rice? Thank you for a great recipe. We live at 5,000 ft. does this make a difference?"

sonnybenesh User ID: 7907092 256326
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2016

"Great slow cooker recipe! It makes a lot too."

Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 122714
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2014

"This was a really wonderful recipe, so simple so it would be great for anyone that is just learning to cook. It was very flavorful too but not overdone! I didn't have any chicken thighs so I just used cut up chicken breasts. This also makes a lot a whole crockpot full so it is wonderful for potlucks or big crowds."

whiskeyjar User ID: 7366333 139982
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"I made this recipe twice and both times had to add seasonings to it after it had cooled. Something didn't taste quite right and I think it was the andouille sausage that gave it an odd taste. I made it again today with some changes and it is SPECTACULAR.

Used 2 cans of black-eyed peas
Doubled the tomatoes as well, but used one can of stewed tomatoes and one can fire roasted.
Used a smoked sausage ring instead of the kielbasa
used chorizo sausage instead of andouille
2 tbsp of worchestershire
doubled the parsley and thyme
I liked the recipe without my modifications but thought I would like it better if I could make some changes, and it suited my taste buds much better this time. I will definitely be making this on a regular basis. Thank you for sharing this!"

ajgearha User ID: 7076067 152659
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"I am a college student who just bought a slow cooker. This is the first recipe that I have made in my slow cooker, and I never thought that any food I made would ever taste this good. I will be making this recipe many times in the future."

dlea39 User ID: 6560992 183388
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"Amazing!! I made this the other night for my book club and my friends are still talking about this recipe. Definitely will make this again. Give this recipe a try!"

shere411 User ID: 6558528 195390
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"This is an easy meal for those who are on the go. Perfect dinner for those rainy nights."

shere411 User ID: 6558528 122713
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"This rather quick and easy recipe is great for on the go familes...great for a rainy night dinner"

jduvall61 User ID: 6558514 152657
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"This was so easy to put together and full of flavor! My whole family loved it even my picky teenage son! This recipe is definitely a keeper!"

MichelleCosta User ID: 6558417 152656
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"This recipe was amazing!!! Though it is a nice photo it does not do this recipe justice ;-) I used this for a family get together last night and it was a huge hit!! Unfurtunatley I don't have any left overs... guess I'll just have to make more. Oh and I did have to share this recipe with others, so definatley give it a try,we will be making this again soon!! Loved it!"

erenteria User ID: 5342122 183387
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012



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