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Quick Jambalaya Recipe

Quick Jambalaya

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword jambalaya, quick-jambalaya
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Stand time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 695kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup mixed red and green bell pepper diced (½ cup each)
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 6 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts 1-inch cubes
  • 1 13 oz andouille sausage or light kielbasa sausage ¼ inch slices
  • ¼ cup hot sauce more or less to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 8 oz box jambalaya Rice Mix i.e. Zatarain's or Tony Chachere
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
  • 3 medium green onions sliced


  • In a large 12-inch skillet or similar, cook the onion, peppers and celery in a few drizzles of olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook until translucent and beginning to brown, around 3-5 minutes.
  • Add cubed chicken and sausage. Continue to cook just until chicken begins to brown, but not cooked through around 2 minutes.
  • To the chicken add minced garlic, creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, rice, tomatoes and chicken broth. Mix well.
  • Cover and simmer on low for 25 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed. If adding shrimp, add during the last 5 minutes of cooking. (12 medium-large shrimp)
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 5-10 minutes, covered. Mix in parsley just before serving
  • Serve topped with green onion and hot sauce on the side.


I recommend that you let rice dishes sit covered for a few minutes before serving. This allows the rice to steam and absorb any residual liquid.
If you're not sure about adding extra hot sauce, you can wait and serve it on the side.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 2811mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2023IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg