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Easy Dinner Recipes: Crockpot Jambalaya Recipe

I love me some one pot cooking.  You know, the kind where you throw all the ingredients into one pot without having to brown something first or something?  I love simplicity!  But I also love flavor.  I don’t want to compromise the deliciousness of my food just because it’s easy.  This crockpot jambalaya recipe is packed with flavor and makes the cut for our easy dinner recipes list!

The first time I made it I was a little skeptical that it would be good enough, but we fell in love.  And the most recent time I made it, I was on the tail end of some pretty horrific pregnancy nausea…and while this cooked away all day long it actually smelled, well, delicious!  Which was completely unheard of with me and pregnancy.  Man, is it good!  (*Note, it does require you to add cooked rice to the recipe later on, so it’s not completely one pot, but super easy nonetheless!)

Crockpot Jambalaya Recipe

Delicious Crockpot Jambalaya Recipe!

This picture does not even come close to doing this meal justice!

The original calls for shrimp & celery, but we aren’t huge fans in our house.  Play with what your family likes!  Would also be great with some bell pepper.

Delicious Crockpot Jambalaya Recipe!
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Serves: Lots! 🙂
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast - cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 lb. smoked turkey sausage - sliced
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with juices
  • 3 tbsp. dried minced onion flakes or 1 medium onion diced finely
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic (I like to just use the jarred stuff for this recipe)
  • 2 tsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 c. cooked white rice (that's about 2 c. dried rice - you can easily use instant rice for this)
  1. In a crockpot (I like to use the liners to make easy clean up), add the chicken, sausage, tomatoes with juice, onion, garlic, & chicken broth. Season with oregano, parsley, cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, & thyme.
  2. Cover and cook for 7-8 hours on low, or 3-4 hours on high. Mix in cooked rice about 15 minutes before it's done so it can marry together. Delicious served with crusty bread or biscuits.

Recipe adapted from

Also try our Green Chili Cheesy Polenta Recipe

Denise Taylor-Dennis

Sunday 26th of May 2013

I love jambalaya but I've never tried making it myself it seems like it would be easy to make through.


Monday 20th of May 2013

Here in cajun country we can buy at any grocery the Zatarain's jambalaya mix ...making this even easier! I love the idea of crock-pot jambalaya. :)

Jamie Howe

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I love jambalaya. I can't wait to try this recipe.

Christine Mayfield

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Perfect timing! I was going to make red beans and rice but decided I really want Jambalaya. Thanks for posting this recipe

Julie Wood

Tuesday 14th of May 2013

This is an easy and delicious looking recipe. I like my dishes to have a lot of flavor,and this one does! Thanks for the recipe!

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