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Best Jampalaya Recipe

This Jampalaya recipe is brimming with three proteins including tender shrimp, chicken and sausage, and it's loaded with hearty rice and a colorful array of nutritious vegetables. That’s a delicious cajun spice blend!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 468 kcal


  • Dutch oven
  • Wooden or Metal slotted spoon


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 andouille sausages cooked and sliced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups rice cooked al dente
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined


  • Heat 1 tbsp peanut oil in a pot to medium heat.
  • Stir the chicken, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, cayenne, salt until coat.
  • When chicken is completely cooked, add the sausages and cook in 3 minutes. Remove the chicken and sausage from the pot and set aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp of oil to the same pot. Add the onion, celery, green pepper, jalapeño, garlic, and salt and cook about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the chicken, sausage back into the pot and stir well added chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, cooked rice, and bay leaves.
  • Simmer in 10 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and cook about 8 minutes.


  • Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.
  • Serve with savory crepes, cornbread, okra, corn maque choux, cucumber-tomato salad, zucchini, swiss chard.
Keyword jampalaya