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Simple One Pot Jambalaya (Chicken and Sausage)

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A New Orleans favourite, this Spicy, smokey, and full of flavour one pot jambalaya is so easy to make, even on a busy weeknight! This easy rendition is full of chicken, spicy andouille sausage, bell pepper, and onion.

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Close up of jamabalaya in iron skillet

Ever since I became obsessed with one pot meals, this easy chicken and sausage one pot jambalaya has been a staple in our dinner plans. It takes literally 10 minutes of prep and then cooks pretty much by itself over the course of 20-30 minutes. Your family will think you slaved over this dish for hours, and everyone will be begging for seconds!

Say yes to this simple one pot jambalaya recipe, perfect for an easy meal your whole family will love! #easydinner #onepotmeal #jambalya #healthydinner #dinnerinspiration

Although jambalaya is not a mardi gras recipe per se, it is probably one of the most emblematic dishes of Louisiana.

Jambalaya is a one-pot meal composed of meat and vegetables that are mixed with rice. Traditionally, it includes smoked sausage like andouille, mixed with other meat or seafood, including chicken, pork, crawfish, or shrimp.

Louisiana has historically been influenced by several peoples and cultures, all of whom claim a role in the paternity of jambalaya. Indeed, this iconic dish of the South is thought to have been influenced by the Spaniards, French, Creoles, Cajuns, as well as Africans.

Ingredients You’ll Need for One POt Jambalaya

  • Olive Oil
  • Celery
  • Yellow Onion
  • Green bell pepper,
  • Garlic
  • Chicken breasts
  • Andouille (Smoked) Sausage
  • Chicken Broth
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Brown Minute Rice
  • Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Traditional jambalaya perepared in wok, served on plate. Front view.

How to make One Pot Jambalaya

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, celery, and bell pepper and continue to cook until the vegetables soften.
  3. Add the chicken and andouille sausage, cook until done.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and Creole seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the rice and cover for 5-10 minutes (follow cook time for the variety of Minute Rice you chose).

Serve and Enjoy!

Like I said, this One Pot Jambalaya is a meal the whole family will love! It’s not expensive, and it is also kid friendly because it’s not too spicy. If you like a lot of spice, you can add red pepper flakes, peppers or some Frank’s Red Hot! With only about 340 calories per 1 and 1/4 cups (if made according to recipe), this is a really great healthy dinner!

Say yes to this simple one pot jambalaya recipe, perfect for an easy meal your whole family will love! #easydinner #onepotmeal #jambalya #healthydinner #dinnerinspiration

Simple One Pot Jambalaya

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Spicy, smokey, and full of flavour this one pot jambalya is so easy to make, even on a busy weeknight!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil, extra virgin
  • 2 Ribs Celery, chopped
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Green bell pepper, or a mix of red, yellow, and green!, diced (approximately 1 large bell pepper)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. Chicken breasts, cubed
  • 12 oz Andouille (Smoked) Sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 14 oz. can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Brown Minute Rice, uncooked
  • 1 - 3 Tbsp. Cajun or Creole seasoning, to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, celery, and bell pepper and continue to cook until the vegetables soften.
  3. Add the chicken and andouille sausage, cook until done.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and Creole seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the rice and cover for 5-10 minutes (follow cook time for the variety of Minute Rice you chose).
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 1594mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 12g

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Say yes to this simple one pot jambalaya recipe, perfect for an easy meal your whole family will love! #easydinner #onepotmeal #jambalya #healthydinner #dinnerinspiration

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