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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

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Easy, tasty, one pot recipe for Jambalaya prepared with rice, chicken, shrimp, and sausages. 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southern
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 436


  • 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


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


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.
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