Meaty Slow Cooker Jambalaya


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 20 mins
12 servings


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced

  • 1 pound Black Forest ham, cut into cubes

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon file powder (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
19g Fat
6g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1117mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 397mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.