Quick Chicken Jambalaya Recipes

Quick Chicken Jambalaya

The classic New Orleans trio of bell pepper, celery and green onion combine with smoky sausage and chicken for authentic flavor.

20 min. prep time
6 servings
000 Ratings


1 medium (1 cup) green bell pepper, chopped
2 ribs (1/2 cup) celery, chopped
4 medium (1/2 cup) green onions, sliced
1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups skinned, boned, chopped deli rotisserie chicken
6 ounces (1 cup) kielbasa sausage, chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
Salt, if desired
Pepper, if desired


Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add pepper, celery and onions. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until crisply tender. Add rice, chicken broth and flour; stir. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Cover; continue cooking 2 minutes.


Add chicken, sausage and tomatoes; cook 4-6 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Add salt and pepper, if desired.

Recipe Tip

- Almost any sausage without fennel seasoning can be used in jambalaya in place of kielbasa.

- If you like less spice in your food, substitute tomatoes without green chiles. If you like more spice, you can add hot sauce, a staple condiment in New Orleans cooking. Pass extra at the table for those who like a lot of heat. The condiment aisle of the grocery store will offer several brands. They all have their own unique flavor.

- Depending on the size of the chicken, 1 purchased rotisserie chicken will yield between 3 to 4 cups chopped chicken.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 320

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 1060mg

Carbohydrates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 18g

Recipe #15586©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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