When it comes to jambalaya, the Creole version always stands out from the rest owing to its incredible flavor and vibrant color combination. In this article, we hope to bring you an easy method to make Creole jambalaya at home with readily available ingredients.

The meat, vegetable, and aromatics used in this recipe come together wonderfully to create layers and layers of flavors, bringing you an authentic Creole kick. So, let’s get into cooking!

Jambalaya is one of the iconic dishes in southern USA cuisine. Click on this link and refer to our detailed article to learn more about this delicious rice platter.

Homemade Creole Jambalaya Recipe

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Our version of Creole jambalaya is made of juicy tomatoes, vegetables, chicken, and sausages simmered with stock and rice. Simmering allows this dish to have its signature flavor, and tomatoes give its characteristic vibrant red color.

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  • Spices & Herbs
  • 2 tsp 2 Creole seasoning (low-sodium)

  • 2 cloves 2 Garlic (minced)

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 Black pepper (freshly ground)

  • 1 tsp 1 Oregano (dried)

  • 1 tsp 1 Parsley (freshly chopped)

  • Other ingredients
  • 1 lb 1 Chicken breast (skinless, boneless, cubed into 1-inch pieces)

  • 1 lb 1 Shrimp (peeled and deveined)

  • 6 oz 6 Andouille sausage (sliced)

  • 1 cup 1 Long grain rice

  • 2 cups 2 Chicken stock (low-sodium)

  • 1 can 1 Crushed tomatoes (15 oz)

  • 2 tbsp 2 Tomato paste

  • 1 1 Yellow onion (chopped)

  • 1 1 Red bell pepper (diced)

  • 1 rib 1 Celery (chopped)

  • 1 tbsp 1 Extra-virgin Olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 Kosher salt (plus more to taste)

  • 2 2 Green onions (thinly sliced)

  • Equipment
  • 1 1 Large Dutch oven/ stockpot

  • 1 1 Wooden Spatula


  • Heat oil in the pot, keeping it over medium heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper, and season them with salt and pepper. Saute these vegetables until fragrant and tender for about 05 minutes.
  • Then, add the chicken to the vegetable mixture, along with another dash of salt and pepper. Mix oregano and stir well to cook the chicken until golden brown for another 5 minutes.
  • Next, stir in the andouille sausage, shrimp, and tomato paste and cook until everything turns aromatic for another 2 minutes.
  • Now add the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, and Creole seasoning along with the rice. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the rice is fluffy and tender. The liquid must be almost absorbed, and this process might take about 20-25 minutes.
  • Do your taste check and adjust the seasoning at this moment.
  • Once the rice is thoroughly cooked, remove the pot from the stove and stir in the green onions. Cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some chopped parsley and serve warm!

Tasty Notes By SpiceRally

  • You can also use vegetable stock or seafood stock instead of chicken stock if that’s what you prefer.
  • Add about ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder, red chili flakes, or a small, chopped jalapeno to give your jambalaya a bit of a kick!
  • You can also use a splash of tomato ketchup or tomato sauce to enhance the flavor of this rice dish.
  • Try to stick with long-grain rice to get the authentic taste of this Creole jambalaya. You can also use a variety like Basmati if you live in an Asian household.
  • Store the leftover rice in an air-tight container and keep it in the refrigerator. Eat this within 3-4 days; reheat on the stove or microwave.

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