Friday, May 1, 2020

Jambalaya Made in Slow Cooker from Vicki Delany

 As you know I love my crock pot.  Because I usually cook for one, I find the crock pot is perfect for making a lovely meal and then having several servings left to put in the freezer.  I had to make this a couple of times to find the exact right blend of spices for me.  Feel free to adjust to suit your tastes.

I don’t usually make slow cooker recipes that require doing anything before adding the ingredients to the cooker. To me, that advance preparation defeats the purpose. I made an exception in this case and I’m glad I did.


Serves 6

1 lb skinless, boneless chicken thighs

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 ½ tbsp. chilli powder

1 ½  tsp paprika

¼ tsp smoked paprika.  

¾ lb garlic sausage, cut into chunks

1 small can (398 ml) diced tomatoes

1 red pepper, seeded and diced

1 tbsp. hot pepper sauce

1 lib raw medium shrimp, peeled

3 cups cooked long-grain rice

Salt and pepper

       In non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, brown the chicken in oil. Season with salt and pepper

2)      Add onion, garlic, spices.  Cook for 2 minutes,, stirring constantly.  Transfer to slow cooker

3)      Add sausage, tomatoes, bell pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

4)      Set the slow cooker to high. Stir in shrimp and rice. Cover and cook for 10 minutes 

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  1. Thanks! We love jambalaya and even with the advance prep this looks pretty easy. Happy May!

  2. My mother used to make jambalaya with only shrimp (assuming I'm remembering correctly). This sounds like a good variation.

  3. I've never tried Jambalaya but this sounds really good so I'm going to try it.

  4. I love jambalaya! I'll be shopping for this recipe's ingredients so I can make it soon. Thanks!!

  5. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I also love my crockpot, and I will have to make this.

  6. Love to use my slow cooker to try something new and thanks for sharing the recipe. I will be sure to check out your new book.