I like to avoid frozen shrimp when I can so I am using dry cured ham instead to this delicious jambalaya! Toss the chicken, sausage, ham, vegetables, and seasonings in the slow cooker and forget about it until dinner time.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix chicken, sausage, ham, tomatoes with juice, onion, bell pepper, chicken broth, celery, oregano, parsley, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, file powder, and thyme in a slow cooker.

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  • Cook on Low 7 to 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

This can also be cooked on High for 3 to 4 hours if you want it done faster.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; 18.9 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 1117 mg sodium. 5.9 g carbohydrates; 19.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2014
Love this recipe! We've made it several times. Things I've ended up doing different: -Add chicken after a few hours - we feel it gets to dry when it's in from the beginning. -Use shrimp instead of ham - which we don't add until the last hour or 2 of cooking. -Add 1.5c white rice at the last hour or two - this is scary to do but if you give it enough time eventually the rice cooks perfect and absorbs the extra liquid. -No file powder - what is that anyway?? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2017
May be good; not Jambalaya... Read More
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159 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 108
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2014
Love this recipe! We've made it several times. Things I've ended up doing different: -Add chicken after a few hours - we feel it gets to dry when it's in from the beginning. -Use shrimp instead of ham - which we don't add until the last hour or 2 of cooking. -Add 1.5c white rice at the last hour or two - this is scary to do but if you give it enough time eventually the rice cooks perfect and absorbs the extra liquid. -No file powder - what is that anyway?? Read More
(97)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2014
Love this recipe! We've made it several times. Things I've ended up doing different: -Add chicken after a few hours - we feel it gets to dry when it's in from the beginning. -Use shrimp instead of ham - which we don't add until the last hour or 2 of cooking. -Add 1.5c white rice at the last hour or two - this is scary to do but if you give it enough time eventually the rice cooks perfect and absorbs the extra liquid. -No file powder - what is that anyway?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2013
Great recipe for slow cooker! Didn't use file powder but turned up to high last 30 minutes and added rice to entire mix. Can use instant rice or long grain but might take longer with long grain. Good for all of our family as we have shrimp haters among us! Boo! Doubled recipe easily and froze half for another night! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2013
This was a fun recipe to try for Fat Tuesday! This makes a lot of jambalaya for sure. I used the published amounts of chicken and sausage but halved the ham and added about 6 oz shrimp at the end of cooking. I used the spices exactly as published including the file powder delicious I would call this a medium spicy hot finished. You may want to half or omit the cayanne if you don't like spicy but it was perfect for us. This is a breeze to put together and great for weeknights. Thanks for sharing your recipe with AR! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2013
Love this. I followed the recipe pretty closely. I shredded the chicken instead & I also crumbled the sausage instead of cutting into slices. I didn't use ham. I also used dice tomatoes w/ green chiles. I then put it all in the crock pot on high for 4 hours. About an hour before I was ready to eat I made 1.5 cups of white rice & added that to the crock pot then left that in there on warm for another hour. The only thing I would change is the cayenne pepper. My tongue LOVES spicy but my stomach hates it. I would only put 1/2 TSP next time 1 TSP really gives it a kick. I also didn't use file powder. It was freaking delicious though. Especially adding the rice & letting that soak all the flavors for an hour. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
Seriously good jambalaya!!! But okay I did make a few changes just to suit our tastes. I skipped the cayenne and the cajun seasoning and just threw in 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning. I also omitted the thyme and file powder and threw in basil instead. At the end I stirred in 1 1/4 cup of brown rice and some shrimp (in place of the ham). Oh so very very good!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2013
Excellent and easy peasy. A little extra cajun seasoning for me and I was a happy camper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2014
Excellent. Threw in a small can of low sodium V8 cause I wanted to get rid of it. Also tossed in 2 14 oz. Cans of tomato okra & corn cause that's what was handy. The best jambalaya ever. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2013
so easy to make and flavorful. Followed recipe except used a red bell pepper instead of green and it turned out amazing. very spicy just the way we like it. would recommend cutting back on spice for anyone that can't handle hotness. thanks for sharing will do again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2014
This has a wonderful array of flavors. I wouldn't add the sausage and chicken until the last 2 hours because it will dry out the meat if you add as stated. We substituted fresh shrimp in place of the ham added the last 30 minutes of cook time. I added rice the last hour and half and in order to get it to actually cook I had to add a cup or 2 of chicken broth and then the rice became mushy but it was still worth it. I would recommend making this without the rice and just serve it over cooked rice. We really enjoyed this. I will make it again. Not really spicy for our taste though next time we will up the Cajun spices. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2017
May be good; not Jambalaya... Read More
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