Easy Cajun Jambalaya


This Cajun jambalaya recipe is made in the traditional way but with a little less heat. I have always loved Cajun food but my wife doesn't like spicy food. Everyone loved this recipe and I hope you will too.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 8 ounces kielbasa, diced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken and kielbasa; sauté until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Season with cayenne, onion powder, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until onion is tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add rice and stir in chicken stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

488 Calories
14g Fat
59g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 488
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1083mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 498mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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