Meaty Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Meaty Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Mertz1827 7

"I like to avoid frozen shrimp when I can so I am using dry cured ham instead to this delicious jambalaya! Toss the chicken, sausage, ham, vegetables, and seasonings in the slow cooker and forget about it until dinner time."


7 h 20 m servings 280 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 19.9 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 1117 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix chicken, sausage, ham, tomatoes with juice, onion, bell pepper, chicken broth, celery, oregano, parsley, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, file powder, and thyme in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low 7 to 8 hours.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This can also be cooked on High for 3 to 4 hours if you want it done faster.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.



Love this recipe! We've made it several times. Things I've ended up doing different: -Add chicken after a few hours - we feel it gets to dry when it's in from the beginning. -Use shrimp instea...

Great recipe for slow cooker! Didn't use file powder, but turned up to high last 30 minutes and added rice to entire mix. Can use instant rice or long grain, but might take longer with long gra...

This was a fun recipe to try for Fat Tuesday! This makes a lot of jambalaya, for sure. I used the published amounts of chicken and sausage, but halved the ham and added about 6 oz shrimp at th...

Love this. I followed the recipe pretty closely. I shredded the chicken instead & I also crumbled the sausage instead of cutting into slices. I didn't use ham. I also used dice tomatoes w/ green...

Excellent, and easy peasy. A little extra cajun seasoning for me and I was a happy camper!!

Seriously good jambalaya!!! But okay, I did make a few changes just to suit our tastes. I skipped the cayenne and the cajun seasoning and just threw in 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning. I also ...

Excellent. Threw in a small can of low sodium V8 cause I wanted to get rid of it. Also tossed in 2 , 14 oz. Cans of tomato, okra & corn cause that's what was handy. The best jambalaya ever.

so easy to make and flavorful. Followed recipe except used a red bell pepper instead of green and it turned out amazing. very spicy just the way we like it. would recommend cutting back on sp...

This recipe is deeeelicious. The andouille really makes it amazing. I used dark meat chicken instead of breasts. The chicken really should go in about halfway through so it is still tender and f...