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Easy Jambalaya

Get ready to unleash your taste buds on a journey to the bayou with this easy jambalaya recipe. With a symphony of Cajun spices, juicy chicken and spicy sausage, every bite is a flavor explosion that'll have you tapping your toes.

98% would make again
Easy Jambalaya


for 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 lb andouille sausage (455 g), sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 3 cups chicken stock (720 mL)
  • 14 oz tomato (395 g), crushed
  • 1 ½ cups rice (300 g)
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb shrimp (455 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1371
  • Fat 84g
  • Carbs 81g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 18g
  • Protein 64g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add diced chicken breasts and Andouille sausage. Add salt and pepper to taste, and cook thoroughly.
  2. Add crushed garlic and a diced jalapeño pepper.
  3. NOTE: Leave the jalapeño seeds in for extra spice
  4. Stir in diced onion, peppers, celery until they’re soft.
  5. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, rice, cajun seasoning, bay leaf, dried thyme, cayenne pepper and stir.
  6. Cover and simmer stew for 30 minutes.
  7. NOTE: Stir occasionally to make sure the rice doesn’t burn at the bottom of the pan.
  8. Once the rice is cooked, add in shrimp, season with salt and pepper, then continue simmering until the shrimp are cooked through.
  9. Enjoy!
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Easy Jambalaya