Quick and easy one pot jambalaya comes together quickly and is a classic Louisiana dish. This jambalaya recipe is full of flavor, with chicken, sausage, rice and the right amount of spice!
I love easy and quick recipes, so today we are serving up a big o'bowl of comfort with this easy one pot Jambalaya recipe. It would be perfect for Mardi Gras or anytime you would like a quick, hearty meal. And the best part about it being served in one pot - easy clean up, too!
Mardi Gras is a time for celebration with parades and parties. I have never been to New Orleans, but when the Super bowl was held there (or in the Saints were playing in it) we would throw a themed party complete with beads, food and drinks. One of the years our friends brought a Jambalaya dish that was pretty similar to this one pot jambalaya recipe I'm sharing today. It quickly disappeared and once you try this, you'll know why.
Some of the Jambalaya recipes call for shrimp and you could certainly add some that are uncooked about 10 minutes before the recipe is done. Actually, I had planned an adding shrimp but totally forgot to get some when I was shopping and was too lazy to run out again.
No matter though, this jambalaya recipe is still a complete meal with protein, starch and veggies. Flavor to the max!
If you are looking for another recipe to make for Mardi Gras, last year I made some King Cake donuts. A great way to start out the day. We also have a tradition in our Italian family that we celebrate on Fat Tuesday with the making of Honey Balls. These are fritter like with anise and drizzled with warm honey - a definite family favorite.
Grab a spoon and dig in! This recipe definitely was a hit at our place.
Quick and Easy One Pot Jambalaya
This easy one pot jambalaya comes together quick and is a classic Louisiana dish full of flavor with chicken, sausage, rice and the right amount of spice!
- 14 oz. boneless chicken breast cut into 1" cubes
- 12 oz. andouille sausage sliced into 1" cubes
- 28 oz. crushed tomatoes undrained
- 1 ¾ cups chicken broth
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 2 green peppers chopped into 1" cubes
- 1 large onion coarsely chopped
- 4 teaspoons Creole seasoning
- In a large soup pot or dutch oven combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Bring to boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes
- Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes or until rice is cooked
- Optional - add 6 oz. of uncooked shrimp the last ten minutes of cooking
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1758mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 31g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing with us all!
Atim at EffiFit says
I love jambalaya and am always looking for a quick recipe to make it at home. I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing, I found you on the totally terrific Tuesday link party!
Ambient Wares says
I lived in Louisiana for a very short time years ago and I couldn't get enough of the food! I need to make this and reminisce 😉 Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!
How many servings does this recipe make?
Deb Attinella says
Hi, I listed 6 in the recipe.
Sounds really easy. I would prefer finely chopped onion, bell pepper and celery (thanks to my Vidalia Onion Chopper!)
Deb Attinella says
That sounds good and I think I need a chopper!!!
From Louisiana, here. This recipe is great! Although I love a super tomato-y jambalaya, I found the tomato level to be much too high for me. The second time I made it, I cut the crushed tomatoes by half and raised the chicken broth by about a 1/4 cup. Also, for an even more authentic flavor, try cooking down the onion and bell peppers for about 10 minutes at medium heat, then add the sausage for another 5, stirring occasionally. Then add all the other things! Comes out awesome and taste just like home!