Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

I found this recipe in Gourmet Magazine.

Top Review by PaulaG

This is wonderful! One thing I will mention is that the spice of this dish depends a great deal on the sausage. My sausage wasn't as spicy as it should have been and like any self-respecting "Cajun" chef would do, I put the bottle of Tabasco sauce on the table. I adjusted the recipe slightly to accommodate brown rice by cooking it for 15 minutes or so before adding the chicken and putting it in the oven. I also don't do skin on chicken for dietary reasons. This dish is delicious and brought back memories of Cajun country!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pat chicken dry and season with salt.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 10- to 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then brown chicken in batches, without crowding, turning once, 6 to 8 minutes total (add remaining 2 tablespoons oil as needed between batches).
  3. Transfer to a bowl as browned.
  4. Reduce heat to moderate and brown sausage in 4 batches in fat remaining in skillet, turning, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined bowl as browned.
  6. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon fat from skillet, then cook onions, celery, and bell pepper in skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown and softened, about 8 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  8. Add 1 cup stock and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  9. Transfer mixture to a wide 8-quart heavy pot and add chicken, water, tomatoes, cayenne (if using), and remaining cup stock.
  10. Simmer, partially covered, until chicken is tender, about 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  12. Transfer chicken with tongs to a clean bowl and measure cooking liquid with vegetables, adding additional water as necessary to measure 7 cups.
  13. If over 7 cups, boil to reduce.
  14. Stir rice into cooking liquid (in pot).
  15. Arrange chicken over rice (do not stir), then bring to a boil over high heat, uncovered, without stirring.
  16. Bake, covered, in middle of oven until rice is tender and most of liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  17. Remove from heat and let jambalaya stand, covered, 10 minutes.
  18. Gently stir in scallion greens, sausage, and salt to taste.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a