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Easy Cajun Jambalaya

"I have always loved Cajun foods but my wife doesn't like the 'kick.' In response to this, I made my traditional Jambalaya without the heat. Everyone loved this recipe and I hope you will to. Enjoy!"
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45 m servings 488 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 Servings)


  • Calories:
  • 488 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.5g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1082 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Saute chicken and kielbasa until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Season with cayenne, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, or until onion is tender and translucent. Add rice, then stir in chicken stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.

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My family loves this recipe!! The only thing I do differently is to add 2-3 cans more of chicken broth, otherwise it is extremely pasty. It is pretty spicey but you can adjust that as well to...

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Honestly the only thing "cajun" about this is the cayenne & hot sauce. I made this dish for my bible study group in NEW ORLEANS, my first time ever making jambalaya - and it wasn't until I was ...

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My family loves this recipe!! The only thing I do differently is to add 2-3 cans more of chicken broth, otherwise it is extremely pasty. It is pretty spicey but you can adjust that as well to...

I have been using this recipe since I found it on a couple of years ago. This is a wonderful recipe by itself or used as a base. In the numerous times I have made this, I have ad...

This was great! After getting everything cut up, it was really easy to put together, and it was so yummy! I made just a few changes. I added about one and a half cans of diced tomatoes. I also u...

WooooWheee Dat's Goot! Very Excellent/Accurate Base Some minor changes after trying it the original way the first time. First off, add a can of Rotel Tomatoes with Chili's, and cut back on ca...

Delicious and just the right amount of heat! I added a 14 1/2 oz. can of diced tomatoes, and used 1 1/2 tsp. of Tony Chachere's creole seasoning in place of salt & pepper. Omitted hot sauce as I...

This is a great jambalaya this recipe I added a can of drained red beans and a can of diced tomatoes w/green chiles. I also added more cayenne pepper because we like it hot! I'll def...

Although not jambalaya fans, this recipe was pretty good for us. We skipped the green pepper & celery, but added some ground thyme, as well as increasing amounts of worcestershire & hot sauce. ...

my husband & i really enjoy this dish. i add extra chicken & sausage. i use lean turkey sausage so it's a little healthier. i also add shrimp.

Really good. I added a can of Ro-tel to ours. Just the right zing to it.