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Easy Weeknight Jambalaya

Keto Jambalaya

In under an hour, this Easy Weeknight Jambalaya is the perfect meal for a family! A mild spicy sauce supports cauliflower rice, chicken, and sausage that melts in your mouth and is inexpensive to make!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp sugar free Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 links keto approves sausage or Andouille
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1 8-oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Fresh chives, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Begin by patting your chicken breast dry using paper towels. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning over the chicken along with the olive oil. Rub the seasonings into the chicken well.
  • Place a large lidded pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken and sear on both sides for about 4-5 minutes per side. The chicken will still be raw in the middle.
  • Also, add the sausage to brown on both sides. Remove the sausage and the chicken once browned.
  • Keeping the heat at medium, add the onions, peppers, and jalapenos to the hot pan and saute until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Once the veggies are browned, add the garlic and tomato paste. Cook for a few minutes to toast the tomato paste.
  • Next, add the cauliflower rice to toast in the pan. Stir around for a few minutes before adding the canned tomatoes and broth. Stir to combine and bring up to a boil, then the other 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning.
  • Once boiling, place a lid over the top and reduce the heat to low. Place the chicken and sausage into the pot to finish cooking. Cook covered for 40-45 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
  • NOTE: Remove the chicken breast and sausage from the pan about 10 minutes into the cooking time to not overcook the meat. Set aside.
  • Before serving, slice the chicken and sausage before adding it back to the pan. Stir to combine.
  • Serve warm with fresh chives on top.

Notes

Keyword Cajun, Easy Weeknight Jambalaya, Keto
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