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!
love recipes like this that are filling and are not a struggle to make. Thanks for sharing
I’ve actually ever had jambalaya but I would definitely be willing to give it a taste!
Wow! It looks so delicious..I can’t wait to try this.Thanks for sharing.
Goodness, that’s making me hungry. I’ve never tried to make this before, I always buy the boxed jambalaya. I’d love to make my own.
This is the first time I am hearing about an insta pot. Love your recipe sounds and looks really good.
This looks amazing. I am going to have to kick our no-rice rule to try this recipe, but I think it will be worth it.
This looks great and another awesome way to use my InstantPot – but I can’t eat shrimp so in my version it would have some alternative.
This looks and easy to follow. Always looking for new dishes to make
I have to admit i’ve not eaten Jambalaya before but it sounds like something I need to try at some point!
Jambalaya is one of my favorite recipes. I have not had it in such a long time!
I love me some jambalaya. It is SO good. I need to check out this recipe.
I love Jambalaya and it is right on time for Mardi Gras. It look so delish and I would love to make it.
Looks delicious and the recipe is not too complicated (for my limited cooking skills). And I’m always up for trying something new – both cooking and eating 🙂
Oh, it really looks delicious in the pictures, I think I’ll prepare it, thanks for the recipe!
This looks super yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have been wanting to make jambalaya and gumbo.
This looks easy enough!!! YUMMM!!
I have never tried jambalaya before, but it does look really good! I am always up for trying new recipes, so this is definitely on the list now. Thanks for sharing!
This looks amazing! I I’ve never tried to make it myself. Definitely on my to do list now.
Slow cooker recipes are so great. You can just prepare and then forget about them. Never had Jambalaya though.