Overhead photo of a large skillet filled with Jambalaya, including rice, chicken and sausage, with a wooden spoon in the skillet for serving.
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5 from 16 votes

One Pan Jambalaya

This Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya dinner is healthy comfort food that is made in just one pan! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1 Tablespoon oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 pound andouille sausage , cut into thin slices*
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts , cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 3-4 green onions , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • 3 ribs celery , chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper (green or red), chopped*
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup long grain white rice


  • In a large skillet with a fitted lid, add the oil over medium high heat. Add the kielbasa and chicken and brown well, flipping once or twice to brown on all sides. 
  • Remove to a plate. (The chicken doesn't need to be cooked all the way through).
  • Add butter and flour to the pan and stir well, scraping up any leftover browned bits from the pan. 
  • Add onion, garlic, celery, and bell peppers and saute for a few minutes. 
  • Add basil, cajun seasoning, diced tomatoes and sugar and stir well to combine. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add chicken broth, rice, and reserved meat. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pan with fitted lid and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. 
  • Remove from heat, stir gently just to toss, and then allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.



*I usually use Polska Kielbasa sausage because it's less spicy for my kids. 


Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 746mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.4mg