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Chicken Jambalaya

Quick and easy one-pot chicken jambalaya. This 30-minutes dinner is full of flavor, slightly spicy and very satisfying!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time26 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Creole
Keyword: Cajun Jambalaya, Chicken Jamabalaya, One-pot Meals
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Silvia


  • Skillet


  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 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.