JAMBALAYA IN DE CROCKPOT (sallye)

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By
@grandedame

This is my final (maybe) derivation after many trial and error tries to make authentic Cajun jambalaya. Family and friends like it fine (although a few find it almost too spicy).

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
8 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 or 3 medium
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless cut into bite sized cubes
  • 1 lb
    smoked sausage sliced into 1" pieces
  • 1 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 large
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 3 medium
    ribs celery, diced
  • 1 can(s)
    hunts tomato sauce (large size 16 oz)
  • 1 can(s)
    hunts tomato paste
  • 1 can(s)
    hunts petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 can(s)
    chicken broth or broth from boiling chicken
  • 4 can(s)
    water (i use the tomato sauce can to measure)
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder or 3 cloves, crushed
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp
    ***homemade creole seasong HOMEMADE CREOLE SEASONING (SALLYE)
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste (careful with salt, creole seasoning is very salty)
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch (optional)

How to Make JAMBALAYA IN DE CROCKPOT (sallye)

Step-by-Step

  1. Peel and quarter onion and place in food processor.

    Cut peppers in half and remove cores and membrane. Cut into quarters and place in food processor.

    Cut celery ribs into 1-1/2" length pieces and place in food processor.

    Pulse until coarsely diced (usually 4-5 pulses will be enough)
  2. ***Note: You can use a commercial creole spice seasoning if you don't want to make your own.
  3. Place all ingredients together except shrimp and cornstarch in crockpot; cook on low for 6-8 hours
  4. About thirty minutes before ready to serve, add shrimp and turn crockpot up to high

    Optional: Add cornstarch mixed with water to make a paste. Stir into jambalaya until well blended (this just thickens it up a bit)
  5. Serve over rice bed. It may also be served over pasta if desired.

    Note: You may want to play around with the amount of spices to satisfy your particular taste
  6. ALTERNATE STOVE TOP PREPARATION:

    If you are cooking on stove top, you only need to cook about 30-45 minutes until chicken and sausage are tender.

    Last night we just added 1 cup of uncooked long grain wild rice to the stockpot and let it cook in the stockpot with the jambalaya for about 20 minutes (or until rice is tender).

    You will want to add the shrimp about 10 minutes before the jambalaya is done; it will get rubbery if cooked too long.

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About JAMBALAYA IN DE CROCKPOT (sallye)

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtags: #spicy #cajun #creole



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