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Classic Jambalaya Recipe

Classic Jambalaya Recipe
Indulge in the vibrant flavors of the Deep South with our hearty Jambalaya! Tender chicken, savory smoked sausage, and a medley of aromatic vegetables dance together in a rich tomato broth, infused with Cajun spices and served over fluffy white rice. Each spoonful is a symphony of taste, delivering the warmth and comfort of Louisiana's culinary heritage to your table. A tantalizing fusion of Creole and Cajun influences, our Jambalaya promises a soulful dining experience that's as bold as it is delicious.Here's a step-by-step recipe for making classic Jambalaya:


  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 lb (450g) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onions, sliced (for garnish)
  • Hot sauce (optional, for serving)


1. Prepare Ingredients:
  • Dice the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Slice the smoked sausage into rounds. Dice the onion, bell pepper, and celery. Mince the garlic cloves. Slice the green onions for garnish.
2. Saute Chicken and Sausage:
  • Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Add the diced chicken and sliced sausage to the pot.
  • Cook until the chicken is browned on all sides and the sausage is lightly browned. This should take around 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

3. Saute Vegetables:
  • In the same pot where you cooked the chicken and sausage, add the diced onion, bell pepper, and celery.
  • Sauté the vegetables until they are softened. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and continue cooking for another minute until fragrant. Stir the ingredients to prevent burning.
4.Combine Ingredients:
  • Return the cooked chicken and sausage to the pot with the sauteed vegetables.
  • Add the diced tomatoes (with their juices), chicken broth, long-grain white rice, Cajun seasoning, dried thyme, and dried oregano.
  • Stir well to combine all the ingredients evenly. This ensures that the flavors are distributed throughout the dish.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low to maintain a gentle simmer.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and let the Jambalaya simmer for about 20-25 minutes. This allows the rice to cook and absorb the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Stir the Jambalaya occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
6.Season to Taste:
  • Once the rice is fully cooked and most of the liquid is absorbed, taste the Jambalaya.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your preference by adding salt, pepper, and additional Cajun seasoning if desired. Stir well to incorporate the seasonings.
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Garnish the Jambalaya with sliced green onions for freshness and color.
  • Serve the Jambalaya hot, either directly from the pot or transferred to a serving dish.
  • Offer hot sauce on the side for those who want to add extra spice to their serving.
By following these steps, you'll be able to create a delicious pot of Homemade Jambalaya with ease!

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