Easy Cajun Jambalaya: A versatile one-dish recipe

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February 27, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

This Easy Cajun Jambalaya is a refrigerator magnet! You will love this versatile and easy dinner recipe.

Easy Cajun Jambalaya - This versatile rice dish is a refrigerator magnet! - wearychef.com

I love this easy Cajun jambalaya because it’s such a catch-all dish. Do you have some leftover chicken to use up? Did you find a half-empty bag of shrimp in your freezer? Toss it all in! Pretty much any meats are welcome to the party, and you can add or substitute veggies too. Keep the rice and liquid proportions the same, and you can adjust the rest of the amounts to work with what you have on hand.

Easy Cajun Jambalaya - This versatile rice dish is a refrigerator magnet! - wearychef.com

If you’d like to use pre-cooked chicken, just add it in with the broth instead of sautéing it with the vegetables. This easy Cajun jambalaya isn’t very spicy as written, but you could adjust the cayenne and hot sauce to make it as mild or spicy as you’d like. This recipe makes A LOT of food and is really delicious leftover, so you can enjoy it for lunch too!

Easy Cajun Jambalaya - This versatile rice dish is a refrigerator magnet! - wearychef.com
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Easy Cajun Jambalaya - This versatile rice dish is a refrigerator magnet! - wearychef.com

Easy Cajun Jambalaya

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This is a versatile one-dish dinner that you can customize to what you have on hand!

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x

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Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, sausage, and chicken. Sauté until vegetables are tender and meat has started to brown, 8-10 minutes. Add garlic and sauté one minute longer.
  2. Stir in rice, and continue cooking 2-3 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken broth, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Bring mixture to boil, lower heat to medium low, and cover. Simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Add bite-sized pieces of seafood (shredded leftover salmon is GREAT), stirring in and scraping the bottom of the pot. Cook an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to stand covered 5 minutes longer before serving.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Cajun

Want more easy rice bowl dinners? Try these on for size!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

4 comments

Angela
8 years ago

This sounds amazing! I gotta get some Andouille sausage, but I have everything else in order to make this dish. I’ll use brown rice, but that’s just because I always use it. I (also) have some shrimp to throw in, so I’m sure we’ll love this dish! Thanks for this incredible recipe!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I hope it turned out well for you, Angela. I meant to reply sooner to say you’ll need to increase the cook time for brown rice, but I’m sure you figured that out. Thank you!

Restaurant Greensboro Nc
11 years ago

Oh my gosh, this looks great! And quick to boot. Yum!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks so much, Jennifer!

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