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Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 7-1/4 hours


12 servings (3 quarts)

Updated: Aug. 29, 2022
Sure makes life easy having this tasty dish stashed away in the freezer! Another plus, you throw it all in the slow cooker—no skillet necessary. —Diane Smith, Pine Mountain, Georgia
Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked andouille or other spicy chicken sausage links
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 cups hot cooked brown rice


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 13 ingredients. Place chicken and sausage in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour tomato mixture over top. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 7-9 hours.
  2. Stir in shrimp. Cook, covered, until shrimp turn pink, 15-20 minutes longer. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup jambalaya with 2/3 cup cooked rice: 387 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 674mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

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