Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe. Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence. It’s a creole version of paella. 

Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe


Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 10 ounces andouille sausage
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 cups celery stalks diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 oz can crushed tomatoes 14
  • 1 1/2 cups white long grain rice
  • 2 leaves dried bay
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  1. Season the chicken with cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, oregano and thyme.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large heavy Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook chicken until browned all over.
  3. Add celery stalks, onion, bell pepper then cook for 3 minutes
  4. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire. Stir in rice and slowly add broth
  5. Add andouille sausage then reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for about 15 minutes or until rice and chicken are cooked through

Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

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  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Feb 10, 2016 at 11:39 am

    That sounds amazing. I cannot wait to try your awesome recipe.

  • Reply Jeanette Feb 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Jambalaya has never been my favorite because of what goes in it. But everything you make on this blog just looks outstanding and I need to try it.

  • Reply Liz Mays Feb 10, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Now this would be a really fun recipe to make. I’m definitely in the mood for a meal like this and it’s meaty enough for the guys!

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Feb 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    What I love about jambalaya is that you just toss everything in the pot and that’s it. So packed with flavor and quite filling too. I also like that it’s spicy. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Jeni Hawkins Feb 10, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    This looks DELICIOUS! I wonder if you could use Italian seasoning, instead of all of the other seasonings?

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc Feb 11, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Easy one dish meal! I love jambalaya and I usually experiment with different kinds of meat. I will try your recipe too!

  • Reply Shalama Feb 11, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Jambalaya has been one of my favorite dishes forever. My grandmother is from Louisiana so it is something that we could make together.

  • Reply Travel Blogger Feb 11, 2016 at 6:48 am

    This looks incredible! I am going to try this for dinner. It will be perfect to warm us up with the frigid weather we’ve been having.

  • Reply Adriana Feb 11, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I love this kind of food, it’s nice to have for a change! This looks so amazing, I want to try this recipe ASAP!

  • Reply tauyanm Feb 11, 2016 at 10:26 am

    omg this looks so yummy! need to try some one pot recipes soon!

  • Reply Coralie Feb 11, 2016 at 10:41 am

    This looks really good! I haven’t ever tried making this before – but I will have to try this easy recipe. Thanks!

  • Reply tara pittman Feb 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    My husband loves this dish. Maybe I will make it for him.

  • Reply Juleskalpauli (@juleskalpauli) Feb 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I am on a meat fast most meats apart from chicken…so I love this easy chicken Jambalaya recipe woot. I can make some delishh sunday roasts with this jambalaya…and it has some green yayy!

  • Reply Claudette Esterine Feb 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    This I have to pin and try before winter is done! Thanks. 🙂

  • Reply Healing Tomato (@healingtomato) Feb 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    This one pot Jambalaya is a great idea. It looks delicious and very creative.

  • Reply Sarah Feb 11, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I love jambalaya so so much! We try to go to NOLA at least once a year and basically only eat bowls and bowls of it lol!

    Flip Flops and Furs

  • Reply Eugenia Nazarova (@NazarovaEugenia) Feb 12, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe

  • Reply Ana De Jesus Feb 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

    This sounds delicious and as a veggie I can adapt it by adding quorn sausage and quorn chicken!

  • Reply Lexie Lane Feb 12, 2016 at 6:04 am

    I really like easy recipes. Love that! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply OurFamilyWorld Feb 12, 2016 at 6:19 am

    I love Jambalaya and I love that this is so easy to prepare. I need to try your recipe.

  • Reply tinajohnson2 Feb 12, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I love jambalaya but I’ve never tried making it at home. The ingredients look easy and I think it’s something my whole family would enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Amy Jones Feb 12, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Ths looks completely delicious! I love Jambalaya its a really great mix of awesome flavors

  • Reply Shaylee Field Feb 12, 2016 at 11:17 am

    This looks so good! I don’t usually have Jambalaya because a lot of places put shrimp in it as well and I am allergic. Thanks for this seafood-free recipe I’ll definitely try it!

  • Reply Nancy L. Feb 12, 2016 at 11:39 am

    My brother-in-law makes a great jambalaya, but I’ve always been afraid to give it a try. After reading through your recipe though, I am definitely going to try it. Sounds wonderful and looks amazing!

  • Reply Jessica Beal Harlow Feb 12, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love a good jambalaya and this version does look simple to make! It’s the combination of the spices that really makes the dish!

  • Reply John Milnes Feb 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Nice recipe, we need to try this. I am going to smuggle the ingredients in to the shopping basket next time we need groceries.

    Thanks for Sharing.

    John M

  • Reply Kathy Kenny Ngo Feb 13, 2016 at 7:28 am

    This is another chicken recipe that I can make for my son. Thanks!

  • Reply Fashionable Librarian Feb 14, 2016 at 4:00 am

    This is what you call real comfort food….easy to do so you can get back to sitting in front of the TV on a cold day

  • Reply Eileen xo Feb 14, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    always a favorite, great recipe! so cold and this hits the spot

  • Reply angie Feb 15, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I have a nurse friend of mine (well she is my boss) who loves to make jambalaya I can well tell this dish will be yummy thanks for sharing the recipe so I can try to make as well
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