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How to Make Skillet Jambalaya

If you love flavor then you'll love my quick and easy one-pan Skillet Jambalaya Recipe! This restaurant style dish can be on your table in about 45 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, cajun
Servings: 4
Calories: 918kcal



  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 15 oz canned diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 cup sliced okra fresh or frozen
  • 3 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 ½ cups white rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs cut into chunks
  • 12 large raw shrimp - peeled and cleaned
  • 6 ounces Andouille sausage - sliced
  • olive oil for sauteing
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Creole Seasoning

  • 2 ½ tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish


Creole Seasoning

  • Combine spices and mix well.


  • dredge chicken and shrimp in cajun seasonings and set aside
  • In a large hot skillet add olive oil
  • Add the garlic, onions, peppers, and saute over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes
  • Add in rice and continue to saute for another few minutes, lowering heat to medium, adding more olive oil if needed
  • Add chicken stock, tomatoes, okra, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Turn heat down to med low and cover and allow to simmer for 10 - 12 minutes
  • Occasionally stir the mixture to make sure all of the ingredients are well blended and not sticking to the pan.
  • Add chicken and andouille sausage to pan cover and allow to cook for an additional 8-10 minutes on medium low.
  • Add shrimp to Jambalaya and continue cooking over medium heat for 5 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked.
    *if more liquid is needed anytime during the cooking process add in more stock or water.
  • Place in a large serving dish arranging shrimp and sausage, sprinkling with chopped parsley. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 918kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 2929mg | Potassium: 1422mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4028IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 7mg