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Tex Mex Jambalaya
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5 from 4 votes

Tex-Mex Jambalaya

Nothing says delicious like my Tex-Mex Jambalaya. Take this classic dish to the next level my delicious Version of Jambalaya it's sure to impress!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jambalaya recipe, tex mex recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 1032kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red or green bell peppers
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced okra fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp light chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • olive oil as needed
  • 1/2 lb chorizo
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 4 jumbo raw shrimp shell-on
  • 6 ounces petite lobster tails split optional - 2 tails
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro


  • In a large skillet add olive oil
  • dredge chicken thighs in flour seasoned with sea salt and black pepper, then place chicken thighs into hot pan, saute on both sides for about 5 minutes on each side.
  • While the chicken is browning add in chorizo and brown along with the chicken.
  • Remove chicken and chorizo from the pan and place on platter. These items will be returned to the pan later in the process.
  • If needed add a little more olive oil then the garlic, onions, peppers, and okra and saute for 2-3 minutes
  • Add in rice and continue to saute for another few minutes
  • Add in tomatoes and corn and stir well, continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken stock and spices, turn heat down to med low and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • After simmering stir mixture to make sure all of the ingredients are well blended, then add back the chicken thighs and chorizo.
  • At this time now add in your shrimp and lobster, cover and continue to simmer for 10-15 more minutes.
  • *Make sure that the chicken is cooked fully and plate up this masterpiece family style with the rice as the base, placing all of the proteins carefully on the platter. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro, serve and enjoy


Calories: 1032kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 1407mg | Potassium: 1274mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1720IU | Vitamin C: 63.3mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 4.6mg