CROCK POT JAMBALAYA – The Southern Lady Cooks

Crock Pot Jambalaya is a supe easy dish, loaded in delicious spices and is delicious served over rice. This dish is so simple to make and it’s great for a busy week. Make this and enjoy it for a few days and it reheats well too.

This dish has chicken, sausage and shrimp, vegetables and is pretty much effortless. Once you cut up the veggies and throw everything in the pot you are pretty much good to go. You just add the shrimp at the end of the cooking process and make your rice.

This one pot meal is one your family will love! The ingredients are easy and they are also good for you and you can make simple changes to make this fit your needs.

Easy Crock Pot Jambalaya Recipe

  • Chicken Breast
  • Smoked Sausage (see tips below)
  • Uncooked Shrimp
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chicken Broth
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Cayenne
  • Garlic
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Parsley
  • Dried Basil
  • Cooked Rice

Most people think Jambalaya is a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be. This dish is super simple once you complete the prep work, it comes together so easy.

Crock Pot Jambalaya - The Southern Lady Cooks

Recipe Notes:

This dish is high in protein and if you use turkey sausage you lower the fat content. So if you are looking for a higher protein meal, this is a good one. Chicken and shrimp are loaded in protein and so is turkey sausage. It’s an easy switch and we make it that way a lot.

  • Use turkey sausage to make this dish lower in fat and higher in protein.
  • Serve this over cauliflower rice if you want to make it lower carb
  • You could also use chicken sausage or broccoli rice

Don’t be afraid to really pour on the spices, because this dish is best when you have lots of flavor. The chicken, shrimp and sausage really come together with the spices. Then when you serve it over rice the rice soaks up the juices so you want lots of flavoring. This is definitely a dish you can work with!

Crock Pot Jambalaya - The Southern Lady Cooks

What do you serve this Jambalaya with?

This one pot meal is fine on it’s own but if you want to serve something with is, these are always a hit! This dish is also great for a family gathering, makes a lot and is always a hit.

“Made this for my adult children the other day. They loved it! I prepped the ingredients the night before. That day I just threw it all together and turned the crockpot on! The only change I made was swapping out the cayenne pepper for slap ya mamma seasoning. This recipe is a keeper!” – Sheree

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Crock Pot Jambalaya

This super easy recipe for Crock Pot Jambalaya will save you time in the kitchen! 

Course: Main Course, stew

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: crock pot jambalaya, crock pot recipe, easy jambalaya, jambalaya

Servings: 6 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into smaller pieces (can use thighs)
  • 1 lb smoked sausage can you turkey smoked sausage
  • 1/2 lb uncooked shrimp peeled, deveined and defrosted
  • 1 14 ounce can diced petite tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1 14 ounce can of chicken broth (I like the low sodium chicken broth)
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1.5 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Cooked Rice
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • Combine all ingredients except for the rice and shrimp in the crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is tender. Add in defrosted shrimp and let cook until the shrimp is pink. Probably 20-30 minutes depending on how hot your crock pot is. Please watch the shrimp so it doesn’t overcook. Serve over rice and enjoy! Makes 6-8 servings.

You can add 2 ribs of celery to this recipe

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