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A Spicy Symphony in Jambalaya Recipe: Savor of the Bayou


In this Jambalaya recipe, we will take a journey through the flavors of Louisiana, exploring the art of creating a soul-satisfying jambalaya. So, roll up your sleeves, embrace the spirit of the bayou, and get ready to savor the bold and robust flavors that define this iconic dish.

  • 6-8 servings
  • 40 mins
  • True Louisiana classic
  • Fresh ingredients
Jambalaya Recipe


  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 lb (450g) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz / 400g) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to spice preference)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
ingredients for Jambalaya Recipe


  • In a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and sausage slices, and cook until browned on all sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the diced onion, bell pepper, celery, and minced garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are tender and the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the Cajun seasoning, dried thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional minute to toast the spices and enhance their flavors.
mixing vegetables for Jambalaya Recipe
  • Add the diced tomatoes (with their juices) to the skillet and scrape the bottom of the pan to release any flavorful browned bits. Allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • Stir in the rice, chicken broth, browned chicken, and sausage. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet with a lid and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed most of the liquid. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Browned chicken and sausage for Jambalaya Recipe
  • Once the rice is cooked, remove the skillet from the heat. Let it sit, covered, for an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the jambalaya to slightly thicken.
  • Remove the bay leaves and garnish the jambalaya with freshly chopped parsley.
  • Serve the jambalaya hot and enjoy the bold and comforting flavors of Louisiana. It pairs well with crusty bread, cornbread, or a side salad.
final result for Jambalaya Recipe

Indulge in the tantalizing and aromatic jambalaya, and experience the vibrant flavors that make it a true Louisiana classic. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a hearty and satisfying meal, this jambalaya recipe is sure to impress.