Spicy Cajun Jambalaya: Southern Comfort

Spicy Cajun Jambalaya: Southern Comfort

The warm aroma of a Southern kitchen wafts through the air as you embark on a culinary journey with our Spicy Cajun Jambalaya. This recipe brings the heart and soul of Louisiana right to your table, offering a symphony of flavors that pay homage to the rich culinary heritage of the South. As the notes of jazz dance in the background, the symphony of spices and ingredients in this dish creates a truly soulful experience.


  • 2 cups Andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken breast, diced
  • 1 cup shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, sauté the Andouille sausage until browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, cook the chicken until no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook until they turn pink. Remove and set aside.
  4. Sauté bell peppers, onions, and garlic until tender.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, thyme, and paprika. Cook for a few minutes.
  6. Stir in rice and allow it to toast slightly.
  7. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. Gently fold in the cooked meats and shrimp.
  9. Cover and let the jambalaya rest for 10 minutes.
  10. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 1 hour

Yield: 6 servings

A taste of the South in every bite, this Spicy Cajun Jambalaya is a melody of meats, seafood, and spices, harmonizing to create a dish that’s as comforting as a Southern lullaby.

Nutrition information: Calories: 380 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 24g

As you savor each forkful of this Spicy Cajun Jambalaya, you’re transported to the heart of New Orleans, where the culinary traditions are as vibrant and diverse as the city itself. Every bite tells a story of the rich history and cultural fusion that make up the tapestry of Southern cuisine. Share this dish with loved ones, and let its flavors create unforgettable memories around your table, just as it has done for generations.

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