For a new version of the favorite dish, try this jambalaya soup that comes with flavorful additions that are sure to keep you warm on cold days. Serve in a bowl with a spoon and have something to drink nearby.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 40 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute until no longer pink and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with Cajun seasoning. Set aside in a separate dish.

  • Cook and stir sausage in the same pot over medium-high heat until nicely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ham and saute 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer mixture to the chicken dish.

  • Heat remaining grease and olive oil as needed in the same pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic; saute until onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining Cajun seasoning, paprika, oregano, basil, and thyme.

  • Pour in chicken broth and stir to mix. Add meat mixture. Add tomatoes, tomato soup, bay leaves, and hot sauce; mix thoroughly. Add rice slowly and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until rice is tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

This is fairly spicy so if less heat is desired substitute paprika for the Cajun seasoning and omit hot sauce, then add salt and pepper to taste.

You can just remove the sausage casings instead of dicing, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; protein 33.6g; carbohydrates 33.7g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 91.1mg; sodium 2214.3mg. Full Nutrition