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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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"You won't believe how easy it is to make this Cajun-style favorite! So get out your skillet and get ready for a boldly flavored dish that's sure to please the whole family."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir the onion, pepper and Cajun seasoning in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir the soup, water and rice in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through and the rice is tender. Stir in the tomato and parsley, if desired. Let stand for 10 minutes.
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  • Recipe Tips:
  • Flavor Variation: For a more classic jambalaya flavor, stir in 1 cup chopped smoked ham with the soup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2010

This was fabulous! I added some Italian spicy sausage and used diced tomatoes instead of the soup as suggested to me. The rice however took forever to be tender and ready to eat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 08, 2010

Probably wouldn't make this one again. I found that the liquid dried up too quickly while cooking and I kept having to add water to keep it going in the skillet. It didn't seem like an easy recipe while you're making it, because each step and preparation take a while if you follow the directions exactly like I did. I'm not one to vary from a recipe, so unless someone has a great alternative to these directions, I'll pass. Sorry!

Dec 20, 2010

My husband especially liked this! I used Tobasco sauce in lieu of the cajun seasoning (didn't have cajun seasoning). I also simplified this by using some precooked chicken breast I had in the freezer. Just threw it in the pot. I served it with crackers and my husband said, "You need to keep that recipe." Really easy and really good!

Mar 17, 2011

Very good! I took everyones advice and cooked the rice seperate and my two boys destroyed it.. next time i will add smoke sausages like suggested before.. btw (I poured out all the water that the chicken makes when it was done before adding onions) ...will make again :)

Mar 07, 2011

Sooooo delish but I would never put in again. It did not cook enuff so I will make rice seperate in put OVER cooked rice. I will def make this again!

May 03, 2011

Soooo yummy! My boyfriend and I loved this. After reading some of the reviews, it didn't sound like it had much bite so I chopped up some jalapenos and tossed those in, it was fabulous!

Aug 15, 2011

The rice wouldn't cook at all and it just tasted like tomato soup. I will never make this again!


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  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 554 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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