Easy Cajun Skillet Jambalaya

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham, jambalaya, one pan dinner, rice, shrimp, skillet dinner
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 374kcal
This simple recipe has delicious Cajun flavors and is ready to eat in about half an hour. Adjust the spice level to your tastes!
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  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups diced ham Tasso Ham if you can find it
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 poblano pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 5-6 stems of thyme tied with kitchen string
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped


  • Heat a large skillet (with a lid) over medium high heat.  Add olive oil and ham and saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the celery, onion, bell pepper, poblano and garlic and stir. Saute for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender and onions are slightly translucent.
  • Add the salt, pepper and cayenne and mix together thoroughly. Add the thyme and rice and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer, cover tightly with the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and cook, covered  for 5 minutes.  Add the shrimp and cover with the lid for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.  Add the frozen peas and stir.  Sprinkle with parsley and serve.



Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 1465mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 63.5mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3.4mg