Easy Chicken Jambalaya

This fantastic easy chicken jambalaya is the perfect dish when you’re feeling like a meal that is both full of flavor and incredibly easy to make.

Easy Chicken Jambalaya

You will only need one pot to cook up this delicious dish making it great for anyone who would rather not deal with a ton of washing up. You will still need a chopping board and knife unless you’re able to buy all the ingredients pre-cut.

As with most pasta and rice dishes, some fantastic sides go really well with this. For example, I always love having some delicious quick and easy garlic bread. It just comes down to how much time you have to spare.

This dish will reheat just fine so be sure to keep the leftovers in the fridge. Personally, I would not recommend freezing the leftovers as rice doesn’t seem to freeze very well.

Easy Jambalaya in a pot

If you want, you can add some seafood such as prawns to this dish. If you wish to do this, then be sure to check out the cooking tips that are located just after the recipe for more information.

If you want to see how to do this easy jambalaya, then be sure to check out the video below. It’s short, snappy and will take you through everything you need to know about getting this dish from the cupboard to the table.

Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

Prep time
15 Minutes
Cook time
30 Minutes
Total time
45 Minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped
  • 100g (3.5 oz) (Approx. 1) chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. garlic, crushed
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 400g (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. cajun Spice
  • 2 cups chicken Stock


  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, add chorizo. Cook for 5 minutes or until the chorizo is starting to brown.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, celery, chicken and red bell pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, tomatoes, Cajun spice and the chicken stock.
  4. Bring to a simmer and lower the heat on the stove to about low-medium with the lid. Cook for 20-25 minutes until the rice is tender.
  5. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • If you love seafood, then prawns work extremely well in this dish. It’s important that you don’t add them until the end of cooking. Otherwise, they will overcook and become like bullets. They should only need about 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Using a heavy based fry pan will help prevent the rice from burning as it will help distribute the heat better. Making sure the heat is relatively low when you’re cooking the rice will also help prevent it from sticking and burning.
  • If you have no lid for the pot, then try making a temporary one out of foil. Alternatively, you can use no lid at all, but you will need to keep an eye on the fluid level as a lot of it will evaporate and could result in the dish burning.

Nutritional Information

If you would like to know the nutritional information for this delicious jambalaya, then you can find it right below.

I should make note that the information is calculated using an online tool so it may not be 100% accurate but good enough for anyone seeking more information about this dish.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 324g (11.43 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 133.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.8g 23%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 576mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 25g 50%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are plenty of other fantastic one-pot dishes that you should check out. For example, the belly-warming chili con carne is a great dish that only needs cooking in a single pot. It’s the perfect dish for when you’re craving something that’s hot and spicy.

I hope that you enjoy this delicious, easy chicken jambalaya recipe. If you have any feedback that you would like to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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