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Jambalaya Recipe - Easy, tasty, one pot recipe for Jambalaya prepared with rice, chicken, shrimp, and sausages. Whip up this Southern favorite in just 30 minutes and get ready for a Mardi Gras dinner that the whole family will love! 

Jambalaya Recipe

Easy, tasty, one pot recipe for Jambalaya prepared with rice, chicken, shrimp, and sausages. 

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American/Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 436 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 celery ribs diced
  • 2 bell peppers diced (you can use red, green, yellow, etc.)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 6 ounces andouille sausage sliced into coins
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups low-sodium fat free chicken broth
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon or to taste, cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced, for garnish
  • dried parsley for garnish


  1. In a large Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, celery, and bell peppers and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 4 minutes, or until just tender. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in chicken and add sweet paprika and oregano.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes, or until chicken is browned on all sides.
  6. Stir in prepared sausage and tomato paste; cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, rice and cajun seasoning.
  8. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium low and cover the pot with a lid.
  9. Cook for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  10. Add the shrimp and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.

  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Garnish with sliced green onions and dried parsley.

  13. Serve.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Jambalaya Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 262mg87%
Sodium 1394mg58%
Potassium 826mg24%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 1580IU32%
Vitamin C 65.4mg79%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.