Boy do I love jambalaya. I’ve made it a few times but it’s been over a year. I don’t really know why I haven’t thought to make it recently, but I haven’t. Friday night my boyfriend and I went out to dinner. His meal came with a soup and he chose the chicken and Cajun rice. I tried a bite and it reminded me of jambalaya. So right then and there I decided that I was making a batch of jambalaya the next night. And I did. Please enjoy the recipe.


Adapted from Allrecipes.com
  • 12 oz of andouille sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 lb of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup of diced celery
  • 16 oz of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp of file powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups of uncooked white rice
  • 1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning
  • 3 tbsp of peanut oil, divided
1. Season the chicken, sausage and shrimp with cajun seasoning. Keep these meats separate.
2.  Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pot. Cook the chicken, sausage and shrimp individually, removing each after cooking and adding 1 tbsp of oil before adding each meat.
3.  In the same pot, saute the onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic until tender. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, red pepper, pepper, salt, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce and file powder. Mix well and then add the meats. Mix well and then cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.  Stir in the rice and chicken broth. Mix well, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.


  1. says

    Love your jambalaya! Despite loving cajun foods, I rarely cook them myself. You jambalaya looks like something that's relatively easy to prepare at home!

    I linked Beef Burgers with Bacon and Red Onion (#130)

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

  2. Michelle says

    Thanks for checking out my blog! That Jambalaya looks good! I've never had it before, I'm going to have to try out your recipe, I think I can tackle it!…Just curious, what's file powder?? Maybe I should be familiar with all the ingredients before starting :)

  3. says

    Hi Amber! Thanks for stopping by! I host Marvelous Mondays each week so I cannot wait to see what you link up each week. I am slowly going through the posts but I cannot wait to your burgers. I bet they are amazing! :)

  4. Lindsay says

    This looks so flavorful! I will have to make it for my family, I think they would love it. Thank you for sharing at mommy's sweet confessions!

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