Wednesday, May 8, 2024

J is for Jambalaya

This recipe makes enough for a gang.  It is a complete one-pot meal chock full of chicken, sausage, rice, and vegetables.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

J is for Jambalaya.....
We are working our way through the alphabet this year, one letter every other Wednesday, making a recipe that either starts with the letter or contains a main ingredient that begins with the letter.

This week's letter is J.  Let's see what everyone brought to the table.......

Jambalaya pin

Jambalaya means "mish-mash" or mix-up.  It is a combination of different meats and vegetables cooked with rice, much like a Pilau or Pilaf. It often contains seafood as in this Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya.

Chicken, Sausage, Rice, One Pot Meals,
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

This recipe makes enough for a gang. It is a complete one-pot meal chock full of chicken, sausage, rice, and vegetables.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min


  • 1 T. canola oil
  • 2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced into rings
  • 1 large, Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 T. creole seasoning
  • 1 t. thyme
  • 1 t. oregano
  • 2 c. converted (par-boiled) rice
  • 3 c. chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes


  1. Heat the oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sausage. Cook, stirring, until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel and set aside.
  2. Add the onion, pepper, celery, garlic, bay leaves, Creole seasoning, thyme, and oregano to the dutch oven and cook, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the pan, until fragrant and vegetables are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the rice. Stir and cook a few minutes to cover the rice with the vegetables and spices, then add the chicken broth and the tomatoes with their juices.
  4. Return the chicken and sausage to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.


adapted from a recipe by Southern Living.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

15.63 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.64 g

Carbs (grams)

31.83 g

Fiber (grams)

1.81 g

Net carbs

30 g

Sugar (grams)

3.74 g

Protein (grams)

26.34 g

Sodium (milligrams)

727.7 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

117.78 mg


  1. I shouldn't read these posts before I have breakfast. I want them all! I haven't made jambalaya in awhile. I will have to fix that soon.

  2. A great weeknight recipe! And I bet it tastes amazing as leftovers!

  3. I love this dish! It's been too long since I have made it.

    1. I usually only make it once or twice a year but it is a great party food.

  4. I haven't had jambalaya in so long!! This sounds amazingly satisfying.

  5. Feeds a gang -well that is what I am looking for. Like recipes which has all in one. I've come across quite a few jambalaya vegetarian style recipes. Need to give it a try.

  6. Dear husband has asked me about making jambalaya before and I've always been intimidated but this looks awesome!

    1. So easy Jolene, and so good. Use any ingredients you guys like.


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