Easy Sausage & Chicken Jambalaya

12 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 25 minutes

This is a quick and easy version of New Orleans famous Jambalaya. This recipe actually makes enough to give out for 4 families. I usually like to make up the rice mix, place in pretty jars, and then give out with instructions for cooking. Each jar will make enough for 6 servings.


-- Rice Mix ingredients --
4 cup Uncooked long-grain rice
1/4 cup Dried onion flakes
1/4 cup Crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup Dried parsley flakes
3 tablespoon Beef bouillon granules
2 teaspoon Black pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Dried thyme
1 teaspoon Ground red pepper
-- Cooking Ingredients --
Rice mix above
2 cups Water
8 ounces Tomato sauce
1 pound Smoked sausages; cooked & sliced
1 large chicken breast cooked; and chopped

Original recipe makes 5



Combine all rice mix ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Divide mixture evenly among 4 pint sized jars or 4 heavy duty plastic bags and label. Store in a cool dry place.

When ready to make jambalaya:

If chicken and/or sausage is not cooked yet, start cooking in saucepans while rice is cooking.

To make rice: Take one of your jars (or bags) of rice mix and mix it with 2 cups of water and 8 oz of tomato sauce in a large dutch ovenpot. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Cook for 20 minutes.

When jambalaya rice is done, add cooked smoked sausage and chicken to the pan and heat on low until heated through.


If you don't want to give it as a gift, you can easily just make up the mix for 1 jar (1/4 of the amounts)

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So very good! I ended up doubling the rice since it was so spicy.
JennC611 1y ago

Can you send me a copy so I can make it
BlessedandFavored 2y ago

Wonderful! And cheaper than the boxed stuff!
Tammylucas 2y ago

Great recipe, easy to make. And I have half the rice and spices uncooked stored away for the future!
aschick11 3y ago

Yum! For several years, I've been making jambalaya from another recipe. I tried this recipe tonight, and oh my goodness is it every good! I added some diced green pepper, all-purpose seasoning, and hotcsauce
AllisonLanier 3y ago

Delicious! I added shrimp and mussels and it tasted great.
missjoy_86 4y ago

Loved this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
MJSanchez 4y ago

Terrific flavor. Good amount of heat. Very easy to make.
NavyGator 5y ago

Ok for those of us who only want 1 batch of the rice (to try it out first) here is the measurements: 1 C rice 1 Tbs onion flakes, red pepper flakes, parsley 2.25 tsp bouillon 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp garlic, thyme, red pepper Hope this helps :)
Ngsgoddess 6y ago

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