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Slow-Cooker Cajun Jambalaya Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
An authentic and easy slow-cooker version of the Cajun classic. Chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage in a spicy, tomato-based Cajun sauce with rice.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southern
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 421


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes (you can also use chicken breasts, but check for doneness a bit sooner)
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (if you like your food spicier, use 1 teaspoon cayenne)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound raw frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • sliced green onions, for garnish


  • Add all ingredients, except shrimp and rice, to a slow cooker, in the order listed.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours to 3 ½ hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove cover and stir in the shrimp; continue to cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through.
  • Add cooked rice and stir through.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Garnish jambalaya with parsley and green onions.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Slow-Cooker Cajun Jambalaya Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 941mg39%
Potassium 794mg23%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1929IU39%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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