Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage, Chicken, and Shrimp


Smoky, gently spiced andouille sausage and a spoonful of Creole seasoning give deep flavor and mild heat to this jambalaya, while the trinity of onion, green pepper, and celery provide a classic aromatic base to the dish. Parboiled rice is perfect for this recipe, since it cooks to tenderness just as the andouille, chicken, and shrimp reach doneness.

Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage
Photo: Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Torie Cox / Prop Styling by Missie Crawford
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 cup finely chopped celery (from 3 celery stalks)

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's)

  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained

  • 3 cups lower-sodium chicken broth (24 ounces)

  • 2 cups uncooked parboiled rice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves

  • 1 pound extra-large (16/20 count) peeled, deveined raw shrimp, tail-on

  • Thinly sliced scallions, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat butter and oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted, about 1 minute. Add chicken; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate lined with paper towels. Add sausage to Dutch oven; cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer sausage to plate with chicken. Do not wipe out Dutch oven.

  2. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery to Dutch oven; cook over medium-high, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and Creole seasoning; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is fragrant and lightly browned, about 1 minute.

  3. Return browned chicken and sausage to the pot, and stir in tomatoes, broth, rice, salt, thyme, pepper, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over high, and stir in shrimp. Cover Dutch oven, and transfer to oven. Bake until rice is tender and chicken and shrimp are cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven; gently stir jambalaya to evenly redistribute any liquid. Garnish with scallions and serve.

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