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3.5 from 4 votes

One-Pot Jambalaya for Kids

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers, chicken, dairy free, gluten-free, Jambalaya, kid friendly, one-pot
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 626kcal


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1 medium bell pepper, green
  • 1 medium bell pepper, orange
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast
  • 8 ounce turkey sausage
  • 3 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 2 cup crushed tomatoes, canned
  • 1 1/2 cup brown rice, raw
  • 1/2 tbsp Cajun spice
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounce shrimp, peeled and deveined


  • Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven or sturdy pot.  Chop onions and peppers into bit size pieces.  Mince or crush garlic.
  • Saute veggies and garlic until they soften, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Cut chicken and sausage into bite size pieces.
  • Add the chicken and the sausage and continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink on the outside.
  • To the pot add the rest of the ingredients, except the shrimp.   Stir to combine.
  • Decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • {If you use brown rice vs. white rice, this will take longer to cook for the rice to soften.  Plan on an extra 20-25 minutes and you may need to add more liquid}
  • Once the rice is soft, taste and add more seasonings to taste.
  • Add shrimp and continue to simmer until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 725mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g