Jambalaya Skillet

Bring creole flavors to the dinner table with this tasty Jambalaya Skillet made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice, shrimp, chicken, sausage, and more!

(4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp lite creole seasoning, divided
  • 1/2 lb cooked sausage, sliced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (8 oz) low sodium tomato sauce
  • 1/2 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice


  • Enjoy the creole flavors of a traditional Louisiana dish with this tasty and simple Jambalaya Skillet. Loaded with shrimp, chicken, sausage, tomato and green bell peppers, it’s hearty, satisfying, and guaranteed to please!

    Step 1
    Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, onions, and celery. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

    Step 2
    Toss chicken with 1 tablespoon creole seasoning. Add to skillet. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through.

    Step 3
    Stir in sausage, tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, shrimp and remaining 1 tablespoon creole seasoning. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice; cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.

    Step 4
    Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute 2 packages (6 oz, each) grilled chicken breast strips for fresh chicken strips. Add chicken to skillet in Step 3, along with sausage, etc. Continue as directed.

What is Jambalaya?

This traditional Southern dish, native to Louisiana, is made with a combination of meat, veggies and rice and originates from a combination of European and West African dishes such as Spanish Paella and African jollof rice. This Jambalaya Skillet dinner is made with a savory combination of smoked sausage, chicken and shrimp alongside the holy trinity of creole cooking; bell peppers, onions and celery.

Creole-Style Dinner

This southern comfort meal is made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice, chicken, sausage, shrimp, tomato sauce and cooked veggies all simmered with delicious creole seasoning. It’s perfect for busy nights and big appetites when you need something bold and flavorful all in under 30 minutes. You and your family will enjoy this “Big Easy” style meal that is sure to become a favorite.

Keep the southern theme going by serving this dish with cornbread and green beans on the side. And don’t forget to make a pitcher of delicious sweet tea to wash it all down!

Keep exploring all kinds of international flavors and global cuisines with simple recipes using Minute® Rice. Next, try our easy Microwave Egg Fried Rice or our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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