Sausage & Chicken Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun Jambalaya is full of andouille sausage, chicken, the holy trinity, and has all of the flavors of an authentic Louisiana recipe! This easy one-pot meal is gluten-free and makes a healthier Cajun dinner or Mardi Gras recipe.

Sausage & Chicken Cajun Jambalaya


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1 lb. chicken cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 12 oz. andouille link sausage cut into ½-inch slices
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt divided
  • ¾ tsp. pepper divided
  • 2 cups sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. thyme dried
  • 1 tsp. basil dried
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce gluten free
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 ½ cups long grain white rice rinsed and drained
  • 4 ½ - 5 cups chicken broth
  • Fresh parsley finely chopped

  • In a large pot, or Dutch oven, add 1 tablespoon oil and sausage. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and continue cooking over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until it is cooked through.
  • Remove meat from the pot and set aside.
  • Drizzle another tablespoon of olive oil into the Dutch oven and then add onion, celery and bell pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until vegetables are almost tender. Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Place chicken and sausage back into the pot.
  • In a small bowl combine salt, pepper, thyme, basil and cayenne pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Add seasoning mix, Worcestershire, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes to the meat and veggies. Stir to combine.
  • Next, place rice and 4 ½ cup broth in the pot. Stir to completely combine.
  • Bring contents to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  • Check on the jambalaya at 25 minutes and see if it needs additional liquid. If you have a pot that burns, this would be a good time to give the bottom of your pot a stir to loosen up any potentially dried rice.
  • Once rice is completely cooked, serve immediately with fresh parsley and enjoy!