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One-Pan Jambalaya

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 15 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups)

One-pan dinners are perfect for busy weeknights. This Jambalaya recipe is loaded with flavor thanks to a hit of Cajun seasoning and Andouille sausage. Andouille, a smoky, garlicky pork sausage, adds depth, but you can use any flavorful chicken or pork sausage. Pair this hearty recipe with crusty bread for dipping and serve it up at your next tailgate, office party, or casual weekend gathering. Jambalaya has a tendency to bring people together, so consider doubling the recipe and inviting neighbors.

For a bright punch of flavor, add a squeeze of lemon over your bowl or a hit of hot sauce just before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (8-oz.) package frozen chopped onion and green bell pepper, thawed
  • 3 ounces andouille sausage, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 (10-oz.) cans unsalted diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free Cajun seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 (8.8-oz.) pouches precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 403
  • Fat 12.2 g
  • Satfat 2.3 g
  • Monofat 2.9 g
  • Polyfat 1.3 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Carbohydrate 47 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Sodium 595 mg
  • Calcium 44 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Est. Added Sugars g

How to Make It

  1. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion mixture and sausage; cook 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

  2. Strain tomatoes in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup liquid. Add strained tomato mixture, 1/4 cup reserved tomato liquid, Cajun seasoning, salt, and rice to pan, scraping pan with a wooden spoon to loosen browned bits. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; sprinkle with green onions. Divide rice mixture evenly among 4 bowls. Serve with lemon wedges and hot sauce, if desired.

  3. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; sprinkle with green onions. Divide rice mixture evenly among 4 bowls. Serve with lemon wedges and hot sauce, if desired.