Skip to main content

Bayou Bliss Jambalaya


About the Dish:

Jambalaya is a spicy Creole dish that originated in Louisiana. It is a flavorful and hearty one-pot dish that combines rice with a variety of proteins such as shrimp, chicken, and sausage. The dish is seasoned with a blend of spices and vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and celery. Jambalaya is known for its bold flavors and is a popular dish during Mardi Gras celebrations and other festive occasions in Louisiana.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Shrimp 1 pound
Chicken thighs 1 pound
Andouille sausage 1 pound
Bell peppers 2
Onion 1
Celery 2 stalks
Garlic 4 cloves
Diced tomatoes 1 can
Chicken broth 2 cups
Long grain rice 1 cup
Cajun seasoning 2 tablespoons
Hot sauce 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Heat a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the diced sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the sausage from the skillet and set aside.
  • Step 2: In the same skillet, add the chicken thighs and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Step 3: Add the bell peppers, onion, celery, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Step 4: Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, rice, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir everything together.
  • Step 5: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet and let the jambalaya simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Step 6: While the jambalaya is simmering, remove the skin and bones from the cooked chicken thighs. Shred the chicken meat and set aside.
  • Step 7: Once the rice is cooked, stir in the cooked shrimp, shredded chicken, and reserved sausage. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  • Step 8: Serve the jambalaya hot, garnished with green onions, if desired. Enjoy!

Leave a Reply