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Jambalaya Recipe
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4.93 from 14 votes

Jambalaya Recipe

This jambalaya recipe is the best Cajun comfort food and so easy to make, with loads of shrimp, smoked andouille sausage, chicken, and plenty of spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, creole, recipe, spicy
Servings: 8
Calories: 657kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small onions chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2-3 serrano peppers chopped
  • 2-3 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • ½ pound andouille sausage chopped – if you want to get REALLY meaty, add a whole pound!
  • 3-4 tomatoes chopped – about a pound
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup white rice I used a long grain - I only used 1 cup here, but you can fit 2 if you want the meal to feed more. If you do, add more stock.
  • ½ pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 teaspoons spicy Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Your favorite hot sauce for serving

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan to medium heat. Add oil with onions, peppers and celery. Cook for 6-7 minutes, until softened. Add garlic, chicken and andouille sausage. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until chicken is no longer pink and the sausage starts to cook through.
  • Add tomatoes and stir to break apart. Cook for 3 minutes. Add oregano, basil, salt and pepper, tomato sauce and chicken stock. Stir.
  • At this point, if you’re looking for an EXTRA SPICY version, add in a few teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce. If not, omit. I would add it!
  • Stir in the white rice. Bring to a quick boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and let simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and tender, to your preference.
  • Heat a small pan to medium heat and add oil. Season shrimp with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning and saute a couple minutes each site, until cooked through. Stir them into the Jambalaya pot.
  • Serve Jambalaya into bowls and garnish with parsley. Add in extra hot sauce. Enjoy!

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Notes

Heat Factor: Medium, though you can easily up the heat factor with extra Cajun seasonings, spicier peppers and fiery chili flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 77g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 269mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 1530mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 4mg