Full of flavorful sausage, chicken, and shrimp, Slow Cooker Jambalaya is cooked slowly to bring out the strong flavors. Just ten minutes of preparation are needed to prepare this filling supper.

Meals prepared in one pot are the ideal choice for hectic evenings!Simple but flavorful dishes like cajun alfredo, shrimp creole, and foil packets may add some spice to any typical weekday.

Easy Slow Cooker Jambalaya Recipe

Delicious and gratifying, slow cooker jambalaya comes together with very little work! Normally, our family's go-to slow cooker dishes are beef tips or honey garlic chicken, but this jambalaya is so delicious that we've started include it on a regular basis. The way the spices meld with the delectable aromas of shrimp and sausage is quite captivating. I'm sure your family will love this dish—it's flavorful, spicy, meaty, and juicy—and they won't be able to stop eating second helpings!

Making jambalaya doesn't have to be labor-intensive. All you have to do is prepare the ingredients and combine them, then let the slow cooker to work its magic.Alternatively, fry the sausage with the onions and peppers before adding the ingredients to the slow cooker for a quick flavor boost. In any case, you'll save a ton of time and work with this recipe. You may continue with your day knowing that when you get back, supper will be bursting with delicious New Orleans taste. This supper will definitely be popular! 

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Ingredients in Slow Cooker Jambalaya

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This shortlist of classic cajun ingredients comes together flawlessly. Various spices blend together to create a warm, spicy meal that is hearty and incredibly delicious!

  • Chicken Breasts: Boneless, skinless chicken cut into chunks will fit perfectly on your spoon.
  • Andouille Sausage Links: I slice these into bite-sized pieces.
  • Raw Shrimp: I like to use shrimp that is large, peeled and de-veined.
  • Diced Tomatoes: Adds to the color and enhances the jambalaya’s sweet and salty flavor.
  • Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Celery: These are the three essential flavors that can be found in almost any cajun dish.
  • Chicken Broth: You need this liquid to cook your meat. I like using chicken broth because it adds a hint of savory flavor.
  • Dried Thyme: Thyme pairs well with the tomato and adds a bit of a minty taste.
  • Dried Oregano: Adds a bitter and earthy spice to balance out the flavors.
  • Cajun Seasoning: This rustic and bold seasoning blend adds a punch of spice.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Adds even more earthy and spicy flavors.

Making Slow Cooker Jambalaya

This jambalaya is the fastest and easiest to make, and it will quickly become a family favorite. Just mix everything together and let your slow cooker do its thing! The fragrance of this cooking is incredible, so honestly, the toughest part is waiting for it to be done!

  • Combine Ingredients: Fill the slow cooker with all the ingredients (except the shrimp). After that, just stir to mix.
  • Cook: After that, put the cooker on low for 7-8 hours (or high for 3–4), and add the shrimp for the last 15 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve:Enjoy served over rice!

Easy Jambalaya Tips and Tricks

You may simply alter this recipe to suit your own preferences. These simple pointers and ideas can help you make the greatest jambalaya ever!

  • Gumbo or Jambalaya: Gumbo differs from jambalaya in that it usually has a roux that is cooked to a rich, brown, flavorful state. including a stew, it has a higher liquid content and is packed with veggies including celery, onions, bell peppers, and okra. A classic rice meal called jambalaya is prepared in a single pot and has more meat than veggies.
  • Brown Your Meat: Do this before adding it into your crock pot. Browned meat is traditionally a key flavor in jambalaya. Don’t skip this step if you want the most authentic flavor!
  • Quality Sausage: Seasoned sausage is one of the most important parts of this recipe. A good quality sausage can really uplevel your jambalaya’s flavor.
  • Using Other Meats: This dish is super versatile and changing up the meat will not interfere with the delicious results! Beef tastes great in this, too, so I also like to add in chuck roast. You can also add in crawfish or crab meat.
  • Add Enough Spice: If you are planning on serving up your jambalaya with rice, make sure it is heavily seasoned! Rice tends to soak up flavor. Don’t be afraid to add in an extra dash of cajun seasoning!
  • Add Garnish: For an extra pop of flavor, top your jambalaya with chopped green onions or parsley. It gives it an aromatic finish.
  • Serve With:This is how jambalaya is traditionally served: over rice. To counterbalance the spicy taste with a sweet and creamy contrast, I also like serving it with homemade cornbread or corn casserole. Fried okra and hush puppies are two more of my favorite Southern sides!