Take-out Tuesday, Jambalaya

Let me start by saying I have never made Jambalaya, and haven’t ever cooked creole food, but I wanted to surprise my husband with something “N’awlins” for Mardi Gras


I googled recipes for a nano second  researched lots of recipes and based mine on one from Southern Living


Everything just happily jumps in the slow cooker and simmers merrily away all day


Add rice 1 hour before serving and this dish will plump right up!

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Seriously, how easy was that?

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It was really good!

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings 4


  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs
  • 12 oz smoked sausage Conecuh* if you can get it, sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 can 28 oz. diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2-1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2-1 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice [not instant]


  • Line or spray a slow cooker.
  • Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  • Top with sausage, peppers and onion.
  • Add garlic and Cajun seasoning to broth and stir to mix.
  • Pour chicken broth and tomatoes into slow cooker over all.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours. One hour before serving add rice. Serve in bowls. Serves 4-6


You can also add 1 pound of fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined, 30 minutes before serving if desired
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I apologize to my Cajun friends if I have violated any Jambalaya rules while making this traditional New Orleans dish  ๐Ÿ˜˜

Juicy Details

*Conecuh Sausage is made in Conecuh Co AL and is simply divine smoked sausage.  My niece in Kansas City found it in her local grocery, so it is making it’s way outside our state~if you see it, you’re in for a treat~

Add more cajun seasoning, red pepper, or hot sauce to taste if you like more heat

for another printable version of Slow Cooker Jambalaya click here


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15 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Jambalaya”
  1. Mary says:

    And easy and hearty taste of the Big Easy Jenna! It’s been years since I’ve had jambalaya and I’m always looking for a new slow cooker recipe. I’ve seen several recipes recently calling for Conecuh Sausage lately but haven’t look for it in my store yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ellen says:

    This looks seriously tasty!

  3. Really? I am so craving this now! It looks so yummy :). I’ve never put rice in my slow cooker before. I wasn’t sure it would turn out right. You’ve inspired me.

  4. Lynn says:

    Sounds good to me! Every once in a while I make jambalaya or gumbo for Mardi Gras, I think it’s on the menu for next year:@)

  5. Thistle says:

    What a great idea! I’ve never tried rice before, either! The recipe looks delicious!

    Have a great day rock star!

  6. Ooo, that looks fantastic! I’m totally gonna make this for my hubby – Jambalaya is one of his faves! Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at the #HomeMattersParty โ€“ we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Rattlebridge Farm--Foodie Friday & Everything Else says:

    Brilliant to cook jambalaya in the Crockpot!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I just pinned your awesome Jambalaya to my Slow Cooker Board, it looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Kitty says:

    That looks like a big bowl of YUM,Jenna! I would love to try this and hope that I can find that sausage.

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