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Slow Cooker Jambalaya

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 8 hours (slow cooker)

Why I Love This Recipe

First, I have to apologize for no photos on this recipe. I usually shoot some pictures of almost everything I make -- especially for the first time -- but I seemed to have been too busy to do it this time. I'll make sure to shoot it again the next time I make it (yes, there will be a next time) and update this post once I do.

So, as I gave away in that introduction, I will be making this recipe again. I have made it twice now, reducing the amount of tomato sauce each time, and it has been a bit with me and the family. It is a great change-up from our typical diet of pasta and sauce and brings some new, different flavors into our usual dinner menu.

This recipe has worked both in the slow cooker and in the stove top with equally good results. This allows you to easily plan ahead or make it at the last minute, whatever your needs might be.

(Posted as part of the My Word blog series, New Food --

Ingredients You'll Need

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
1 pound smoked turkey sausage, sliced, then cut into quarters
1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce (or diced tomatoes, if you prefer)
3 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
2 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 tsp minced garlic
3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup white rice


In a slow cooker (or stove top), combine all ingredients. If you wish, you can cook recipe separately and add it at the end of cooking.

Cover, and cook 7 to 8 hours on Low, or 3 to 4 hours on High.

When cooking on the stove top, simply add it with the other ingredients and cook until recipe is done.

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