Shrimp Jambalaya

Shrimp Jambalaya


"Something for that day you just don't really want to cook but want to use a slow cooker."


10 h servings 270 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 26.8 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 441 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a slow cooker, mix chicken, celery, green bell pepper, onion, garlic, tomatoes with liquid, sugar, salt, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf. Cover, and cook on Low 7 to 9 hours.
  2. Remove bay leaf from the chicken mixture, and stir in orzo. Increase heat to High. Cook 15 minutes, until orzo is tender.
  3. Stir in shrimp, and cook 2 minutes, until shrimp are heated through.


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  • Easy Cleanup
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  1. 46 Ratings


This was a very tasty dish and the whole family loved it. We did add extra shrimp. The one problem is the cooking time. After about 5 hours on high I noticed it was almost done. If I had left...

It was OK - not nearly spicy enough, though, and it lacked the flavor of traditional jambalaya, even after adding extra spices. If I were to make this again, I would add a spicy andouille sausag...

For a jamabalaya made in a crock pot instead of from scratch with the traditional roux, it's not bad. However, since I'm accustomed to the traditional ways of making Cajun and Creole dishes, I'm...

Strange version of jambalaya. Aside from that the only part that tasted good in the end was the chicken.

First of all, I made a couple of changes to this recipe. I used a full tsp of salt instead of 1/2 and added about a tbsp of chili powder to give it a little more kick and depth. Also, I didn't h...

we made this over the weekend and thought it could use more seasonings. very bland! we added extra shrimp and chicken!

I also added cajun style andouille sausage, a lot more spices, and some Frank's Hot Sauce to make it extra spicy. It definitely hit the spot on this nice snow day! It was pretty easy to make!

simple, fast and delicious, all I did was add about 2 1/2 tablespoons of Old Bay seasoning.

Delicious! I used more orzo than it called for because it seemed a little soupy without it. My husband and I both enjoyed this dish.