Slow-Cooker Jambalaya


This hearty jambalaya is bursting with chicken, smoked turkey sausage, and shrimp. It takes just 25 minutes to prep in the morning and then your slow cooker will work its magic and deliver a tasty meal at the end of the day.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 ounces smoked turkey sausage, chopped

  • 3 cups chopped fresh collard greens (see Tip)

  • 1 ¼ cups chopped green bell pepper

  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • ¾ cup chopped onion

  • 1 (28 ounce) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 8 ounces frozen peeled and deveined medium shrimp, thawed

  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Combine chicken, sausage, collard greens, bell pepper, celery, and onion in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, tapioca, garlic, thyme, and crushed red pepper.

  2. Cover and cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours or on High for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  3. If using low setting, turn to High. Stir in shrimp. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more or until shrimp are opaque. Serve over hot cooked brown rice. Sprinkle with parsley.


Tip: Rinse collard greens well and remove any tough stems or ribs before chopping.

Equipment: 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
5g Fat
32g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/3 cups chicken mixture and 1/3 cup rice
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Vitamin A 2695IU 54%
Vitamin C 55mg 61%
Folate 58mcg 15%
Sodium 536mg 23%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 70mg 17%
Potassium 560mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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