The food was excellent,very easy to prepare,had to watch the fluid level so that it wouldn't dry out during cooking. I added "Tony Chachere's original creole seasoning" after it was cooked. Next time in preparing this wonderful meal I'm going to add smoked ham, smoked sausage, crab meat, oysters. As close to cajun as you can get.
This recipe was great! Easy to make and satisfied my husband who is a picky eater....will make this one again. This recipe also meets my nutritional needs, fits in with the Weight Watchers point system.
This is a super crockpot version of Jambalya. I followed the recipe exactly, and the seasonings were perfect and not too spicy. The consistency of the Jambalya was excellent and the leftovers tasted great the next day. This will be added to my favorite weekend crockpot recipes.
Ooh, I was worried about this one. My wife and in-laws are from south east Texas very close to Louisiana and I made this for them, and they all cleaned their plates and raved about the taste. Things I did different: I used 1 green pepper (didn't measure volume), used a very big onion, 3 stalks of celery, 3 boneless chicken breasts, 1 package smoked turkey sausage, and about as much shrimp volume as chicken. I think we also added 4 1/2 cups rice, but next time we'll add more. I don't know what happened with the other reviewers' liquid volume but we had plenty. The flavor was very mild, even for me and I'm a wimp. That's the beauty of this recipe. You can make it for anyone and if people want to burn their own mouths off they can add their own spice. This was super and it's going in our rotation right away. *Very* easy also, just chop up stuff and throw it in. My kind of meal. Thanks for the keeper!
YUMMMMM! This is a great crockpot recipe. I did everything as per the recipe, except I added some cooked smoked sausage at the end. The whole house smelled wonderful when I came home from work and I couldn't wait to dig in. This recipe is not overly spicy, so it works for just about anyone. But for those that like it hot, they may want to sprinkle in some Cajun seasoning at the end.
We really enjoyed this recipe. I studied the other reviews & made the following adjustments since we like things a little spicier:
- 2 chicken breasts, 3 turkey sausages & 1 lb of shrimp.
- Used 1 can of diced spicy tomatoes seasoned w/jalepeno & a small can of garlic roasted tomato paste
- Left out the salt, but added ~1 T. of Cajun Seasoning & tripled the Tabasco sauce
- Added 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice w/4 hours into it. Also added another cup of chicken broth, but probably could've used more. You may want to add 1 1/2 - 2 cups of add'l broth if you decided to cook the rice in w/the rest of the jambalaya.
- Only cooked for about 6 hours, but was perfecto.
I made this for company last night. I added a pound of andouille sausage, a few sprinkles of emerils bayou blast, and worcestershire sauce. Everyone loved it, even my picky daughter
I tryed this and it was great, I will use it over and over'
Great recipe! Only thing I did different is to substitute thyme for the basil. I added Andouille sausage, also. Thanks, Carole
I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I was putting all of the ingredients into my crockpot, but it turns out that this dish had wonderful flavor. I read some reviews that said they had to watch the liquid to make sure it didn't dry out, so I added extra liquids, since I was going to be gone all day and wouldn't have a chance to watch it for dryness. Turns out that it was a little too liquidy, so it may just be different varieties of crockpots. We loved it anyway. We'll definately make this one again! -lubie-