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30 Minute Homemade Jambalaya Recipe

This 30 Minute Jambalaya Recipe has just the right amount of heat and is perfect for feeding a large crowd!

This 30 Minute Jambalaya Recipe has just the right amount of heat and is perfect for feeding a large crowd!

This 30 Minute Jambalaya Recipe has just the right amount of heat and is perfect for feeding a large crowd!

While I love Mexican food, I am always willing to try new recipes as well, like this easy 30-minute Jambalaya. Jambalaya is a food that I had never tried until just recently. In Mexico it isn’t really something that you will see on many menus, and it really isn’t that common here in Colorado either. That said, I tried it at a restaurant for the first time not too long ago and I absolutely fell in love.

Something about the the combination of flavors in this jambalaya is more than I can resist, and now I make this all the time for my family. I made this version with hot links, bacon and chicken for the protein, but you can also add shrimp if you want. 

This 30 Minute Jambalaya Recipe has just the right amount of heat and is perfect for feeding a large crowd!

I love the different combinations of flavors that come from adding Hot Links and Bacon, combined with Cajun seasoning, rice, chicken and more! This jambalaya recipe has the perfect amount of heat, so it is a great option for everyone. 

This 30 Minute Jambalaya Recipe has just the right amount of heat and is perfect for feeding a large crowd!

I am a mom of three boys, so it is important for me to have easy access to recipes that I can make in a hurry. One of the great things about this particular jambalaya recipe is that you can make it in right around 30 minutes, so it is a perfect recipe for those days when you are in a hurry. It is also great for feeding a large crowd because it is so filling and makes a lot of servings.

I made this for a family get-together recently, and everyone was going back for seconds and thirds. I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we did and that you have the chance to try it out soon!

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This 30 Minute Jambalaya Recipe has just the right amount of heat and is perfect for feeding a large crowd!
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30 Minute Homemade Jambalaya Recipe

This 30 Minute Jambalaya Recipe has just the right amount of heat and is perfect for feeding a large crowd!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, cajun, southern
Keyword: cajun, jambalaya, rice
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 423kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 Hot Links sliced
  • 5 Slices of Bar-S Bacon diced
  • 1 Chicken Breasts cut into cubes
  • 1 Cup of long grained white rice
  • 2 Cups of Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can of Petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion finely diced
  • 3 Celery stalks diced
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 bunch of parsley finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dried Oregano
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook together with the hot links in olive oil until cooked through.
  • Add the bacon and let cook through.
  • Add all of the vegetables (including tomatoes) and saute for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, Oregano, and Parsley and stir well
  • Add the rice and chicken stock and stir well
  • Cover and let simmer over medium high for 20-25 minutes (until the rice is done).

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 801mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1555IU | Vitamin C: 43.4mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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Jo allen

Monday 30th of November 2020

The “Instructions” do not say when to add the diced tomatoes and it’s the second time I fell for it!! Please update!

Charbel Barker

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Hi Jo allen, sorry for the confusion. Tomatoes should be added in the part that says "add all vegetables...". I have clarified this by adding "(including tomatoes)" to that part. Thanks for the comment!

DisappointedCajun

Friday 8th of May 2020

Jambalaya is a Cajun dish...not Mexican.

John

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

@DisappointedCajun, who gives a shit, anybody can make what they want punk

Charbel Barker

Friday 8th of May 2020

Hi! I never represented that Jambalaya is a Mexican dish - in fact, the first line of the post says "While I love Mexican food, I am always willing to try new recipes as well, like this easy 30-minute Jambalaya." I like to try and post recipes not only from Mexico, but from all over the world. Hope you can find something you like :)

Adalira

Sunday 18th of August 2019

Super Recipe!!

Was delicious!! the hole family love it Thanks!!

Celeste Peacock-Coleman

Monday 26th of November 2018

This has become a weeknight staple in our house. I love that it contains so many fresh veggies. We sub chicken andouille sausage. I also cook veg, chicken, and bacon separately, then add together with rest of ingredients, as this helps it go a little faster. I never would’ve known how to make jambalaya without this recipe, let alone that it would be so doable in a short time. Delicious and healthy— a real hit!

Charbel Barker

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Thanks, Celeste! I'm so glad that you have enjoyed this recipe :)

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