Spicy Jambalaya

Jambalaya seems like a difficult dish to make. However, it is not. If you take the time to measure and prep everything out before you start, it makes it go a lot smoother. Don’t be scared to give it a try. If seafood isn’t your thing, just use some extra sausage and chicken. Traditionally, it is served over rice, so you can do it that way too. I’m just a big pasta lover, so I made it over linguini.

Either way, you can’t go wrong and it will be well worth your efforts.

Spicy Jambalaya


  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil or avocado oil⁣
  • 1 skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes⁣
  • 2 ½ tbsp. Cajun seasoning⁣
  • 2 Andouille sausage links sliced⁣
  • 8 shrimp⁣
  • ½ white onion, diced⁣
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced⁣
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced⁣
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced⁣
  • 2 cups chicken broth⁣
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, un-drained. I used the kind with green chilies⁣
  • 1 package linguini ⁣
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream


  • 3 scallion’s chopped⁣
  • Handful of fresh chopped parsley ⁣
  • ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Cajun Seasoning (makes a lot, store in glass jar).

  • 2 tbsp. Garlic powder⁣
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning⁣
  • 2 tbsp. Paprika⁣
  • 2 tbsp. Sea Salt⁣
  • 1 tbsp. Black pepper⁣
  • 1 tbsp. Cayenne pepper⁣
  • 1 tbsp. Dried thyme⁣
  • 1 tbsp. Onion powder⁣


  • Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Add the chicken and sprinkle with 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage has browned and the chicken is no longer pink on the outside. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat to a bowl – leaving the grease in the pan. Set aside. Add Shrimp and add another ½ tbsp. Cajun seasoning. Cook 2 minutes each side, take out and set aside.⁣
  • Add the onions and peppers and the rest of the seasoning and cook until soft – 3 to 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add the chicken broth and canned tomatoes with the juice.  Stir to combine. Add the chicken and sausage back to the pan, stir and add cream. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Add shrimp back in at the end of 8 minutes.⁣
  • Cook pasta al dente and save a cup of pasta water. Add it to the sauce and mix; allow it to sit for 5 minutes to soak up flavors. Garnish and serve.⁣

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