Irresistibly flavorful jambalaya is a quintessential dish in southern cuisine and is enjoyed as a family favorite. So, we’ll be teaching you how to make a classic Cajun one-pot jambalaya to mesmerize everyone with the wonderful flavors.

This cozy dish is one that you’ll never pass, and it all comes together without much of a hassle with the ingredients you already have in hand. So, let’s get into the feast!

Click on this link and refer to our detailed article if you need to be enlightened about what jambalaya really is and what ingredients make it so special.

Homemade Cajun Jambalaya Recipe

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  • Spices & Herbs
  • 1 tbsp 1  Cajun seasoning (low-sodium)

  • 2 cloves 2 Garlic (minced)

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

  • 2 2 Bay leaves

  • 1 tbsp 1 Parsley (chopped)

  • Other ingredients
  • 3 3 Chicken thighs (boneless, cubed)

  • 1/2 lb 1/2 Shrimp (raw, peeled, and deveined)

  • 1/2 lb 1/2 Andouille sausage (sliced)

  • 1 cup 1 Long-grain white rice

  • 2 cups 2 Chicken broth (low-sodium)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Yellow onion (diced)

  • 1 rib 1 Celery (chopped)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Bell pepper (diced)

  • 2 tbsp 2 Vegetable oil

  • 3/4 tsp 3/4 Kosher salt (plus more to taste)

  • 2 2 Green onions (thinly sliced)

  • Equipment
  • 1 1 Large Dutch oven

  • 1 1 Oven


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 F.
  • Next, heat oil in the Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sausages, shrimp, and chicken, and cook until you get a fine crust. Do not over-mix the proteins.
  • Then, add onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic to the sausage, shrimp, and chicken mixture. Saute everything for about 5 minutes, scooping the brown bits settling at the bottom of the pan.
  • Now stir in the Cajun seasoning and black pepper along with rice. Incorporate everything together, making sure that the rice is thoroughly seasoned.
  • Pour in the two cups of broth with bay leaves, cover, and bake for one hour.
  • After one hour, remove the pot from the oven, and add parsley and green onions. Mix well, cover, and rest for another 15 minutes.
  • Do the taste check and adjust the seasoning if needed. Then, discard the bay leaves and serve warm!
  • Storage
  • Keep your leftover jambalaya covered in the refrigerator, and it will stay well for about four days. Mix it well and reheat it in the microwave or on the stove when you are ready to eat.
  • Or else you can also freeze this rice dish in freezer zipper bags with the date written on the cover, and it will keep flavorful for about two months.

Tasty Notes By SpiceRally

  • Add one small finely chopped jalapeno or stir in about ½ a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder to add a bit of a heaty kick to your Cajun jambalaya.
  • Although Andouille sausage is used traditionally, you can make a twist by trying other types of sausages like turkey, chorizo, bratwurst, etc.
  • You can also use seafood or vegetable stock instead of chicken stock if that’s what you have at home.
  • Try to use Louisiana, Carolina, or a similar type of rice to enjoy the authenticity of this dish.

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