Healthy Cajun Jambalaya Recipe

Happy Fat Tuesday! Satisfy your craving for a Fat Tuesday favorite!


  • 1 pound shrimp (medium sized, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound raw chicken/turkey sausage
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 cups celery
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (or 1 can diced tomatoes in a pinch)
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 6-10 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons avocado or refined coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons no sodium creole seasoning
  • 3-5 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 bunch green onions (garnish)


  1. Heat dutch oven over medium heat. While the pan heats up, chop chicken/turkey sausage. Add oil and chopped sausage, cook approx. for 5 minutes until sausage starts to brown, stir occasionally.
  2. Chop onions and bell peppers into a dice. Saute onions and bell peppers until they soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Chop garlic into fine dice and add to dutch oven. Chop celery and add to dutch oven.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, bay leaves, and spices; bring to a boil.
  5. Rinse and drain rice, once the dutch oven is boiling, add in rice.
  6. Cook for 15-20 minutes until most the liquid has been absorbed. Add the shrimp and cook until shrimp turns whitish pink and starts to curl, about 2-5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, remove bay leaves. Let rest 5-10 minutes and chop green onions.
  8. Taste and add salt/pepper or hot sauce if needed.
  9. Serve and garnish with green onions, then enjoy!