Creole Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya

Mike tried this recipe on February 28, 2021

In Louisiana, there are two major styles of cooking – Cajun and Creole. The main difference is Creole uses tomatoes while Cajun does not. I have always eaten Cajun style Jambalaya, and decided to give Creole a try here.

Jambalaya typically contains a combination of meats, most frequently Andouille sausage and chicken, as this recipe does. It may also contain shrimp, pork, or even alligator.

Adapted from Evolving Table (they refer to this as Cajun style, but the tomatoes make it Creole)

Creole Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 60 mins Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A traditional dish from Louisiana made with sausage and chicken. The addition of tomatoes makes it Creole style (Cajun style does not use tomatoes).

Adapted from Evolving Table



  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add sausage and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove meat from pot and set aside.

  3. Add remaining olive oil and onion, bell pepper, and celery. Cook over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic and sauté 2 additional minutes.

  4. Place the sausage and chicken back in the pot with the vegetable mixture and stir to combine.

  5. In a small bowl combine salt, ground pepper, thyme, basil, and cayenne pepper, and stir to combine.

  6. Add spice mixture, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes to the meat and vegetable mixture, and stir to combine.

  7. Add rice and chicken broth, and stir to combine well.

  8. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  9. Toward the end of the cooking time, check to ensure there is enough liquid for the rice to absorb, adding water or broth in small amounts if needed. Serve garnished with parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 676kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g50%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 103mg35%
Sodium 1818mg76%
Potassium 790mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 59g20%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 36g72%

Calcium 5 mg
Iron 29 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • As prepared, the spice level of this dish is between mild and medium. If a hotter taste is desired:
    • Increase the amount of cayenne pepper while cooking
    • Provide hot sauce on the side when serving
Keywords: Creole, Jambalaya, chicken, sausage
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