Quick Chicken Jambalaya

Enjoy Louisiana flavors for family dinner tonight with this delicious Quick Chicken Jambalaya made with Minute® Instant Premium Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings SERVES 8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely sliced
  • 1 pkg (14 oz) smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups rotisserie cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups Minute® Premium Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes


  • Bring the bold, spicy and delicious flavors of a Louisiana original to your family dinner tonight with this simple and flavor-packed Quick Chicken Jambalaya featuring Minute® Instant Premium Rice, chicken, smoked sausage and crispy bacon.

    Step 1
    Heat a large saucepan over medium-high. Cook bacon for 5-7 minutes, or until crisp. Add bell pepper and celery to saucepan and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

    Step 2
    Add smoked sausage, chicken, rice, water, barbecue sauce, salt and red pepper. Bring to a boil; cover.

    Step 3
    Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 4
    Stir in tomatoes. Cook until heated through.

Flavors from the Big Easy

If you and your family are craving something bold and full of flavor for dinner tonight, but you’re low on energy and short on time, try this Quick Chicken Jambalaya made with Minute® Instant Premium Rice, tender chicken, smoked sausage, crispy bacon, tangy barbecue sauce and cooked veggies. In 4 easy steps and just 30 minutes, you and your family will be enjoying a “Big Easy” style meal that will surely become a fast favorite.

A popular dish originating in Louisiana of Spanish, French and West African influence, jambalaya consists mainly of meat and veggies mixed with rice. In its traditional form, the mix of meat always includes some sort of sausage, smoked meat such as andouille, and pork, chicken or seafood, such as crawfish or shrimp. Staying true to the traditional components, this recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a dish that can traditionally take over an hour to prepare, in 30 minutes or less, without forgoing flavor or quality. Try it tonight!

Creole Cravings

If you’re looking for a bit of heat, you can always try this recipe for Kickin’ Jambalaya.