Bring the taste of New Orleans home – with your crockpot. Savor the Cajun flavors in this healthy, but hearty flavor-packed Crockpot Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya recipe.
Mix it up with a combination or all of the above of chicken, shrimp or a healthy sausage. All it takes is your trusty crockpot and a little bit of spice to throw together this recipe. Think dinner party or your weekly meal prep!
Be transported back to the sights, sounds, and flavors of Mardi Gras as soon as your spoon hits your mouth with this epic crockpot recipe. About 10 minutes of prep time is all it takes – and of course, about 4-5 hours in your crockpot, to make this dish a reality. Get this recipe ready to go before you leave in the morning and enjoy a special treat for dinner. A perfect blend of protein, carbs and healthy fats from the chicken, the Crockpot Chicken, and Shrimp Jambalaya will be your new go-to.
Need more heat? Go ahead, add a little more Tony’s, or even some cayenne. And if you are looking for a little more pep, try our Red Beans and Rice recipe. Continue the Cajun theme and add our Quinoa Jambalaya to your weekly rotation as well.
This was originally published on August 8, 2013, and updated March 4, 2019.Print
This Crockpot Jambalaya Soup can be made with shrimp, chicken, and/or sausage (or mix them all together!)! Throw it all in the crockpot and have a hearty and delicious meal.
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, thawed, excess fat removed
- 1 lb uncooked wild-caught shrimp, fresh, peeled and deveined
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1/2 cup diced fresh green bell pepper
- 2 cups finely diced fresh celery
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh yellow onion
- 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes, with juices
- 2 cups organic chicken broth
- 1 6-oz can organic tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 TBSP Cajun seasoning (we used Tony Chachere’s but you can also make your own seasoning)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Combine chicken breasts, bell pepper, celery, onion, tomatoes, paste, broth, garlic, seasoning and salt into large, 6-quart crockpot or slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low heat for approximately 6 hours or high heat for approximately 3 hours. Stir intermittently if needed.
- Add rice and shrimp to slow cooker, stirring to combine. Cook on low for 2 additional hours or high for 1 hour.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Crockpot
- Cuisine: Cajun
Keywords: jambalaya, Cajun, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, spicy