Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

This easy Chicken Jambalaya casserole recipe with sausage, peppers, and tomato sauce, is a great way to make this classic dish the best ever!

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Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya casserole is a delicious, easy-to-prepare recipe that will become one of your favorites.

Itā€™s hard to beat this warm bowl full of spicy Creole goodness!

When I think of jambalaya, I think of Mardi Gras. King Cake and Jambalaya go hand in hand in my opinion.

This Jambalaya recipe is a hearty and filling meal that will please the entire family.

The ingredients are easy to find in most grocery stores, so you can whip it up any time of year!

Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

A Louisiana-style chicken and rice casserole that you’ll want to add to your list of favorite dishes.

This easy recipe with sausage, peppers, tomato sauce, is a great way to make this classic dish the best ever!

Makes 5 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Oven-Baked Jambalaya Ingredients

  • Andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Creole seasoning (depending on your preferred spice level)
  • Red bell pepper, diced
  • Green bell pepper, diced
  • Small onion, diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • White rice, prepared
  • Tomato sauce
  • Cheddar jack cheese
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

What is Jambalaya Casserole

Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana dish generally consisting mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice.

It has its roots in West African, Spanish, and French cultures and is somewhat related to paella.

The meat should include sausage of some sort, often smoked meat, and may have pork, chicken, and seafood.

The dish Jambalaya has roots in France, though it’s been modified to meet the needs and tastes of many cultures.

The name itself comes from a French word meaning “ham” which is one ingredient among others found on some versions – tomatoes or onions might also be present!

How to Make Chicken Jambalaya Casserole Recipe

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, around 5 minutes.

Remove the sausage from the pan.

Add oil to the pan and deglaze the pan.

Then add the chicken, bell pepper, onion, and garlic.

Season with the creole seasoning.

Cook until the chicken is cooked through, then remove the pan from heat.

Mix in the rice, tomato sauce, and half the cheese.

Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and top with remaining cheese.

Bake until the cheese on top is melted and the sauce is bubbling for about 20 to 25 minutes.

Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

Enjoy!

What to Serve with Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

The main thing that is usually served with Jambalaya is Cornbread. Pillsbury has cornbread rolls that are super easy and quick.

Plus, the cornbread helps to mop up the excess liquid. šŸ˜‰

Printable Recipe Card

Yield: 5

Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

This easy Chicken Jambalaya casserole recipe with sausage, peppers, and tomato sauce, is a great way to make this classic dish the best ever!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 13.5-ounce package andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1-2 tablespoons creole seasoning (depending on your preferred spice level)
  • Red bell pepper, diced
  • Green bell pepper, diced
  • Small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup white rice, prepared
  • 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups cheddar jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, around 5 minutes. Chicken Jambalaya Casserole
  2. Remove the sausage from the pan. Add oil to the pan and deglaze the pan. Then add the chicken, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Chicken Jambalaya Casserole
  3. Season with the creole seasoning. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, then remove the pan from heat. Mix in the rice, tomato sauce, and half the cheese. Chicken Jambalaya Casserole
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Chicken Jambalaya Casserole
  5. Bake until the cheese on top is melted and the sauce is bubbling for about 20 to 25 minutes. Chicken Jambalaya Casserole
  6. Enjoy! Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

Nutrition Information

Yield

5

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 783Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 216mgSodium 2625mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 66g

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In Conclusion

This dish is a comfort food favorite in the best sense of that word.

The rice with smoked sausage, and chicken for added tenderness plus some spice from red pepper flakes (which are completely optional!)

This delicious and easy dinner is a hit with the whole family! Just adjust the amount of Creole seasoning to keep it mild, or add more if you prefer things on fire.

I’ve been serving this low-country specialty since before my memory could be retold; every single person who has tried them loves how great they taste.

It really does make me feel like an accomplished cook (and Mom!). This recipe definitely won’t disappoint at any stage during its duration

This is an all-time fave with my family and will soon be with yours!

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Chicken Jambalaya Casserole

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