Since it is almost Mardi Gras, I am feeling rather festive in the kitchen. And this spicy and flavorful easy jambalaya recipe is on the menu!
This easy jambalaya recipe will be great for any Mardi Gras themed party in your near future. It’s way too easy and delicious to make only once though!
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This dish can be made in the slow cooker or instant pot. If you do not have an instant pot, you need one ASAP. It’s basically an upgraded version of a crock pot. It can saute and then slow cook, all in the same pot. This means less dishes which is a total win!! It has a ton of other cool features as well. If you are a southern girl like me, it can boil peanuts in a fraction of the time without the salty mess around your stove. Just saying. You can find more instant pot recipes here.
If you have no idea what jambalaya is…
It’s like a smorgasbord of yumminess. The combination of sausage, chicken, shrimp, rice, peppers and Cajun seasoning make this meal so flavorful. It’s one of those meals that the leftovers actually taste better, and that will be hard to believe when you first taste this.
When people mention jambalaya, their imagination turns to steamy nights on the bayou, parties in the French Quarter, and Cajun restaurants with vinyl table clothes and heaps of crawfish. And when people mention Louisiana and food, their imagination turns to two things: crawfish and jambalaya. So let your imagination run wild as you indulge by making this easy jambalaya recipe!
This dish is really a favorite. Ignore the gooey mess of it all and trust me when I say you need this dish in your life!
Easy Jambalaya Recipe
Spicy and flavorful slow cooker jambalaya recipe.
- 1 package andouille sausage
- 1 pound uncooked shrimp peeled and de-veined
- 1 large skinless chicken breast
- 3 large bell peppers 1 red, 1 orange, 1 green
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 1/2 cups white rice uncooked
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 30 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Slice sausage into 1/4 inch slices
Remove tails from shrimp
Chop chicken into bite sized pieces
Add sausage, chicken, bell peppers, chicken broth, tomatoes, minced garlic, cajun seasoning and salt and pepper to slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on low.
Stir in rice and cook another 1-2 hours until rice is fully cooked and tender.
About 20 minutes before serving, stir in shrimp and cook for another 20 minutes. Stir everything together when finished.
Make to pin this so you can make this easy jambalaya recipe for your next Mardi Gras themed celebration!