Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya


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Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya – delicious one-pot rice meal made with crispy smoked sausage, juicy pieces of chicken, green bell peppers, and tomatoes. This is an easy jambalaya recipe that’s full of flavor!

Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya

Jambalaya is New Orlean’s classic dish. A few weeks ago, I saw multiple jambalaya recipes all over the Internet. I knew right away that I need to make my own version!

Jambalaya is not just another one-pot rice dish. It’s full of different flavors and textures. And so versatile! I bet there are as many versions as cooks who prepare it! 🙂

You can find recipes that call for seafood, chicken, pork, rabbit, sausage, bacon, ham, or even game. My recipe is quite simple, as I am using only sausage and chicken, but it’s so yummy.

So here it is – a delicious chicken and sausage jambalaya recipe!

Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya - delicious one-pot rice meal made with crispy smoked sausage, juicy pieces of chicken, green bell peppers, and tomatoes. This is an easy jambalaya recipe that's full of flavor!
Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya - delicious one-pot rice meal made with crispy smoked sausage, juicy pieces of chicken, green bell peppers, and tomatoes. This is an easy jambalaya recipe that's full of flavor!

What goes into jambalaya

Here’s what you’ll need for THIS jambalaya recipe:

  • Chicken – breast or boneless thighs.
  • Smoked sausage – the traditional recipe calls for Andouille sausage. As I can’t buy it in Lima, I used Polish smoked sausage (kielabasa). It works great too!
  • Green bell peppers – although any other bell peppers will work too!
  • Garlic, celery sticks, and onion – basics.
  • Rice – I used parboiled rice because I love its texture. It’s also difficult to overcook it, so it works great in one-pot dishes.
  • Crushed canned tomatoes or passata, plus tomato paste.
  • Chicken broth
  • Seasoning – smoked paprika powder, sweet paprika powder, cayenne pepper, dried herbs (thyme, basil, oregano), cumin, black pepper, and salt. Optionally, you can also add garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Green onions for topping.

If you want to, you can also add bacon, ham, or other types of meat or seafood. Up to you! I wanted to keep my jambalaya simple!

As this is an easy one-pot dish, here’s an overview of the process:

  1. Brown sausage in the large skillet or pot, remove. Then brown chicken, remove.
  2. Cook chopped onions, celery sticks, bell pepper, and garlic until soft.
  3. Add rice and fry for a minute.
  4. Transfer chicken and sausage back, add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and all the spices.
  5. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Top with green onions and serve!

Everything is made in one-pot = fewer dishes to wash!! 😀

Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya - delicious one-pot rice meal made with crispy smoked sausage, juicy pieces of chicken, green bell peppers, and tomatoes. This is an easy jambalaya recipe that's full of flavor!
Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya - delicious one-pot rice meal made with crispy smoked sausage, juicy pieces of chicken, green bell peppers, and tomatoes. This is an easy jambalaya recipe that's full of flavor!

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AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate

Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya - delicious one-pot rice meal made with crispy smoked sausage, juicy pieces of chicken, green bell peppers, and tomatoes. This is an easy jambalaya recipe that's full of flavor!

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 15 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

 1 Large chicken breast
 200 g Smoked sausage
 1 Big, green bell pepper
 1 Onion
 3 Garlic cloves (minced)
 2 Celery sticks
 1 cup Crushed tomatoes or tomato passata
 2 cups Chicken broth
 1 cup Parboiled rice
 2 tbsp Tomato paste
 1 tsp Each smoked paprika, sweet paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder (optional), onion powder (optional)
 ¼ tsp Cumin
 Cayenne pepper, salt, pepper to taste
 Green onions (chopped, to serve)

1

Finely chop the onion, celery sticks, and bell pepper. Mince the garlic. Cut chicken breast into bite-size cubes and slice the sausage.

2

Heat a bit oil in a very large skillet or a pot over medium-high heat.

3

Add sausage and brown well, remove. Then add chicken, brown, and remove.

4

Lower a heat a bit and add more oil if needed. Add chopped veggies - onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic. Cook for a few minutes, until soft.

5

Then, add rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring often.

6

Transfer back sausage and chicken. Add hot chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and all the spices. Mix everything well and bring to boil.

7

Cover and lower the heat. Simmer on low heat for around 25 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.

8

Top with green onions and serve!

Ingredients

 1 Large chicken breast
 200 g Smoked sausage
 1 Big, green bell pepper
 1 Onion
 3 Garlic cloves (minced)
 2 Celery sticks
 1 cup Crushed tomatoes or tomato passata
 2 cups Chicken broth
 1 cup Parboiled rice
 2 tbsp Tomato paste
 1 tsp Each smoked paprika, sweet paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder (optional), onion powder (optional)
 ¼ tsp Cumin
 Cayenne pepper, salt, pepper to taste
 Green onions (chopped, to serve)

Directions

1

Finely chop the onion, celery sticks, and bell pepper. Mince the garlic. Cut chicken breast into bite-size cubes and slice the sausage.

2

Heat a bit oil in a very large skillet or a pot over medium-high heat.

3

Add sausage and brown well, remove. Then add chicken, brown, and remove.

4

Lower a heat a bit and add more oil if needed. Add chopped veggies - onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic. Cook for a few minutes, until soft.

5

Then, add rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring often.

6

Transfer back sausage and chicken. Add hot chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and all the spices. Mix everything well and bring to boil.

7

Cover and lower the heat. Simmer on low heat for around 25 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.

8

Top with green onions and serve!

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15 Comments

  1. Julie 14 September 2019 at 12:41

    We love jambalaya I can’t wait to try your recipe and your photos are beautiful!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 17 September 2019 at 13:48

      Thank you Julie!

      Reply
    1. Ewa 17 September 2019 at 13:47

      I hope you’ll enjoy it 😀

      Reply
  2. GiGi Eats 17 September 2019 at 08:46

    Sounds super hearty for the cooler months! Sadly, where I live, it’s NOT getting any cooler – so I probably won’t be wolfing THIS down at least for another month or even two!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 17 September 2019 at 13:47

      I envy you that weather! 😀

      Reply
  3. Carol 17 September 2019 at 10:07

    I love rice and especially one-pot dishes…This sounds really tasty and it is so colourful

    Reply
    1. Ewa 17 September 2019 at 13:47

      Thanks Carol!

      Reply
  4. Grandma's House DIY 17 September 2019 at 10:22

    OMG this looks incredible! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party, I’ll be featuring you!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 17 September 2019 at 13:46

      Thank you <3

      Reply
  5. Elizabeth C. 17 September 2019 at 13:05

    You’re bringing me back to my New Orleans vacation! This looks so good.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 17 September 2019 at 13:46

      You have to give it a try 😀

      Reply
  6. Miz Helen 17 September 2019 at 19:02

    Your Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya looks beautiful and very delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

    Reply
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