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This chicken and sausage jambalaya is a delicious one pot meal that is perfect for Mardi Gras, or any time of year! | APinchOfHealthy.com

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

This chicken and sausage jambalaya is a delicious one pot meal that is perfect for Mardi Gras, or any time of year! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword chicken sausage jambalaya, jambalaya
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 372 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1.5 Tablespoons oil (I used avocado)
  • 1 pound raw chicken thighs, boneless & skinless, diced
  • creole seasoning to taste - I am using Tony Chachere's original creole seasoning. (1.5 tsp for the chicken)
  • 1 pound chicken andouille sausage, sliced (I am using Trader Joe's chicken andouille sausage)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, any color, diced (or 3 cups tri-color pre-diced peppers)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tsp fresh chopped thyme leaves)
  • 1 leaf bay
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Optional: hot sauce (or more to taste - you can wait and add this at the end if you want to taste first!)
  • 1.5 cups jasmine rice, rinse and drained
  • chopped fresh parsley or green onion (optional garnish)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper and cajun seasoning.

  2. Brown the chicken thighs for about 4 to 5 minutes, until most of the pinkness is gone.

  3. Add the onions, celery and peppers, and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. Stir in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, garlic, bay, thyme and andouille sausage, and cook another 1.5 minutes

  5. Add stock, hot sauce and rice (rinsed and drained - do not skip!), crushed tomatoes and stir, scraping any bits off the bottom.

  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer covered until most of the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes), stirring frequently.

  7. Turn OFF the heat, stir, recover, and let it sit for about another 8 to 10 minutes.

  8. Remove the bay. Taste to see if you want to add more seasoning (hot sauce, salt, pepper, etc.)

  9. Garnish with sliced green onions, parsley, hot sauce, etc.

  10. Serve immediately. 

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Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 770mg33%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 25.6mg31%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.