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Tabasco Jambalaya Recipe

Jambalaya is a classic Louisiana dish. It’s been around for centuries and has been adapted over the years to include different flavors and ingredients. One of the most popular versions is spicy jambalaya made with Tabasco hot sauce.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 347kcal



  • 10 ounces of andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts (Large) cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tsp peanut oil divided
  • 3 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ¼ cups uncooked white rice
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 16 ounces can of crushed Italian tomatoes
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp file powder
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco hot sauce


  • In a large pot, heat 4 tsp of oil over medium heat. Add the sliced andouille sausage and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the cut chicken pieces and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Continue to cook for 8 more minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Once done, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Using the same pot, heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil over medium heat. Add in the diced onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the uncooked white rice and stir to combine with vegetables. Pour in the chicken broth and crushed tomatoes into the pot then season with red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and file powder. Mix everything well then bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer for 20 minutes or until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice. Remove from heat and stir in Tabasco hot sauce.
  • Serve the Tabasco jambalaya with your favorite vegetables or salad and enjoy!


  • If you're looking for a vegetarian version of this dish, try using vegan sausage or simply omitting the meat altogether.
  • If you want to add some additional vegetables, try stirring in some diced zucchini or frozen corn along with the rest of the ingredients.
  • To make this dish even heartier, add in some precooked shrimp or crumbled tofu for extra protein.
  • If you're looking to reduce the fat and calories, substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth and use leaner cuts of sausage.
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