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Jambalaya Recipe

I know this jambalaya recipe calls for many ingredients, but those are what you need to make a pot of delicious Creole rice stew. Share this aromatic pot of rice with your family at the next family gathering; I can assure you everyone will be amazed!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Creole
Keyword: cajun jambalaya, how to make jambalaya, jambalaya recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Luna Regina



  • 3 tbsp canola oil divided
  • 5 oz smoked sausage cut into 1” pieces
  • 4 oz skinless boneless chicken breast sliced into 1” chunks
  • 10 oz onion 1 large, chopped
  • 3.9 oz celery 2 stalks, chopped
  • 5.3 oz green bell pepper 1 medium, diced
  • 5.3 oz red bell pepper 1 medium, diced
  • 2 tbsp garlic 4 cloves, crushed and minced
  • 14 oz tomatoes 1 can, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning divided
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup chopped okra
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 oz raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper or to taste
  • Chopped scallion to garnish
  • Chopped parsley to garnish


How to make

  • Season the sausage and chicken with a pinch of salt and half of the Cajun seasoning.
  • In a large pot, heat up 1 tablespoon of canola oil over medium heat. Add sausage to the pot and cook until browned. Once cooked, remove from the pot with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the pot. Add the chicken and sear until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Preserve the oil in the pot.
  • Add onions, celery, and bell peppers; cook until softened. Add garlic and stir around for a minute or until fragrant.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, and all of the spices: salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, oregano, and the rest of Cajun seasoning.
  • Add the chicken and sausage back in the pot, along with okra. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and rice to the pot and bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low. Cover and let it simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rice is cooked, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, stir gently, cover and let simmer for 5 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked.
  • Taste and check for seasoning. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle over spring onions and parsley, and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 789mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2811IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg