Quick and Easy - but Delicious - Jambalaya!

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Robyns Cookin

Even though I'm a born-and-raised Arizonan, both of my grandparents are from southern Louisiana. As a result, I grew up eating a lot of good, homecooked Cajun food!! This isn't a family recipe, but it rivals any I've had. (It's a combination of several recipes I found online.) I find myself craving it once every couple of weeks...luckily my boyfriend loves it too! :-) This can be made with 2 pounds of chicken, or 1 lb chicken + 1 lb smoked sausage. The chicken / shrimp is our favorite way to make it, and the chicken / smoked sausage is a close second.

Top Review by Tunnia

Thanks for a tasty jambalaya recipe that is quick and easy enough for a weeknight! I substituted a can of Rotel for the tomatoes because it's what I had on hand and omitted the hot sauce because the spice in the Rotel was enough. I also tossed in about 6 ounces of cubed ham that I had leftover from another recipe. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written. It turned out great and I will be making this recipe again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice according to package directions (I cook it in chicken broth for more flavor).
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a stock pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic until tender.
  4. Add the meat and sauté until cooked.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes, seasonings, and cooked rice.
  6. Cover and cook until heated through.

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