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Creole Shrimp Jambalaya with Chicken and Sausage

shrimp jambalaya in a white bowl with fresh chopped parsley on top on a wooden table with a green and white checked towel behind it

5 from 4 reviews

This shrimp jambalaya is full of rich, zesty flavors and is perfect for feeding a big crowd!

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound chorizo (bulk or link style)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter (if needed)
  • 2 cups chopped celery (about 6 stalks)
  • 1 small onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ¾ cup chicken or beef broth, storebought or homemade
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • ½ cup Frank’s RedHot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 small lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
  • White rice or cauliflower rice, for serving

Instructions

  1. If using link-style chorizo, remove the sausage from its casings. Cook the chorizo in an enameled cast-iron or other heavy-bottomed deep-sided sauté pan or Dutch oven over high heat, using a spoon or spatula to break it up into crumbles, for 10 minutes or until browned and starting to become crispy. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chorizo from the pan and place it in a large bowl, leaving the grease in the pan.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the shrimp to the pan with the sausage grease. Cook the shrimp for about 3 minutes per side, until pink and no longer opaque. Transfer the cooked shrimp to the bowl with the cooked chorizo.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Transfer the cooked chicken to the bowl with the shrimp and chorizo and set aside.
  4. If there isn’t any grease left in the pan, add a tablespoon of butter. Turn the heat up to high and add the chopped celery, onion, and bell pepper. Sauté for about 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent and starting to brown and the bell pepper has softened. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the tomatoes, broth, coconut aminos, hot sauce, lemon juice, oregano, salt, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  5. Once the soup is bubbling, return the chorizo, shrimp, and chicken to the pan. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer once more. Season with more salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
  6. Serve warm, garnished with fresh parsley.

Keywords: shrimp, sausage, chorizo, cajun, creole, homemade