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A quick and easy Cajun jambalaya recipe in a black bowl.
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Sausage & Chicken Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun Jambalaya is full of andouille sausage, chicken, the holy trinity, and has all of the flavors of an authentic Louisiana recipe!  This easy one-pot meal is gluten-free and makes a healthier Cajun dinner or Mardi Gras recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 520 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1 lb. chicken cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 12 oz. andouille link sausage cut into ½-inch slices
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt divided
  • ¾ tsp. pepper divided
  • 2 cups sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. thyme dried
  • 1 tsp. basil dried
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce gluten free
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 ½ cups long grain white rice rinsed and drained
  • 4 ½ - 5 cups chicken broth
  • Fresh parsley finely chopped
  • See this recipe in Meal Plan #7


  1. In a large pot, or Dutch oven, add 1 tablespoon oil and sausage. Cook for 2 minutes.

  2. Add chicken and continue cooking over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until it is cooked through.

  3. Remove meat from the pot and set aside.

  4. Drizzle another tablespoon of olive oil into the Dutch oven and then add onion, celery and bell pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until vegetables are almost tender. Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.

  5. Place chicken and sausage back into the pot.
  6. In a small bowl combine salt, pepper, thyme, basil and cayenne pepper. Toss to combine.

  7. Add seasoning mix, Worcestershire, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes to the meat and veggies. Stir to combine.

  8. Next, place rice and 4 ½ cup broth in the pot. Stir to completely combine.

  9. Bring contents to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer for 30-40 minutes.

  10. Check on the jambalaya at 25 minutes and see if it needs additional liquid. If you have a pot that burns, this would be a good time to give the bottom of your pot a stir to loosen up any potentially dried rice.

  11. Once rice is completely cooked, serve immediately with fresh parsley and enjoy!  See this recipe in Meal Plan #7

Nutrition Facts
Sausage & Chicken Cajun Jambalaya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 2104mg91%
Potassium 1085mg31%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 672IU13%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.