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Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

This quick and easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe is the ultimate one-pot recipe! It’s ready to eat in 30 minutes and chock full of chicken, andouille sausage, rice, veggies, and Cajun seasonings.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time26 minutes
Total Time31 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Creole
Keyword: Cajun Jambalaya, Chicken Jambalaya Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • Skillet


  • 1 lb chicken breast cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz andouille sausage sliced
  • 3 bell peppers, green red and orange, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh scallions


  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • In a large skillet heat oil. Add chicken, onion and garlic. Sauté until chicken is cooked through (about 8 minutes).
  • Add all the seasoning including tomato paste. Also bell pepers, sausage, rice and water. Give it a good stir. Cover and cook on medium-low for 15-18 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed and rice is cooked.
  • Garnish with fresh scallions and serve.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2097IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg