Spicy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Recipe by SueVM

I found this recipe in a Mr. Foods magazine and it has become a family favorite. Do use a spicy sausage for this dish as I have found using just plain pork sausage meat does not work as well.

Top Review by lazy gourmet

Wow, this was great. The smell in the house was worth five stars alone! I used less shrimp than called for and more chicken just out of personal preference and some oregano and cayenne pepper too. I halved the recipe and still came out with way more than we could eat. This is a keeper, thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and saute 5 minutes stirring often.
  3. Add shrimp, chicken bay leaves and thyme. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside and the shrimp is opaque.
  4. Stir in paprika until thoroughly mixed with other ingredients.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, worcestershire sauce and hot sauce until well mixed.
  6. Add sausage and ham stirring well. Add crawfish (if using) and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid returns to a boil.
  7. Stir in scallions, salt and rice. Reduce heat to low, cover with lid and cook 30 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  8. Serve with fresh crusty french bread.

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