Spicy Cajun Jambalaya: Southern Heat and Flavor

Spicy Cajun Jambalaya: Southern Heat and Flavor

Get ready to embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Louisiana with our Spicy Cajun Jambalaya recipe. This dish is a true celebration of Southern heat and flavor, combining the rich traditions of Cajun cuisine with a fiery kick that will tantalize your taste buds.


  • 1 lb boneless chicken, diced
  • 1 lb Andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups long-grain rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook the Andouille sausage until browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, sauté the chicken until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the rice, diced tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Fold in the cooked sausage, shrimp, and chicken. Cover and let the jambalaya sit for a few minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

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

Yield: 6 servings

Experience the true essence of the South with our Spicy Cajun Jambalaya. A medley of meats, aromatic vegetables, and bold spices come together in a harmonious one-pot dish.

Nutrition information: Calories: 380 | Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 28g

Conclude your mealtime adventure with a bowl of our Spicy Cajun Jambalaya. Each forkful will transport you to the vibrant streets of New Orleans, where the music is lively and the food is bursting with soul. Whether it’s a family gathering or a festive celebration, this dish is your ticket to savoring the warmth and hospitality of the South.

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