Bubba Gump’s-Inspired Jambalaya Recipe

This Bubba Gump’s copycat jambalaya recipe is an essential Louisiana dish that has a savory blend of tender shrimp, chicken, and chicken with fresh vegetables and rice. The ideal recipe to make for any weeknight dinner.

How To Make Bubba Gump’s-Inspired Jambalaya

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Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr
Serves: 6 people Pen Icon Edit input


  • 2 tbsp peanut oil divided
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 10 oz Andouille sausage sliced into rounds
  • 1 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 green onion diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 lbs shrimp
  • 1 small green bell pepper diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can of crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp file powder
  • 1 1/4 cup white rice
  • 2 1/2 cup chicken broth


  1. Begin by heating an oiled Dutch oven over medium heat.

  2. Season the sausage, shrimp, and chicken pieces with Cajun seasoning. 

  3. In the same pot, saute the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic and stir in the crushed tomatoes. After that, season the dish with red pepper, black pepper, salt, paprika, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and file powder.

  4. Stir in the chicken, shrimp, and sausage.

  5. Cook the dish for 10 minutes, and then stir in the rice and chicken broth.

  6. Bring the dish to a boil and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Once you're done cooking, serve your meal and enjoy!


  • Calcium: 28mg
  • Calories: 203kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 206mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 782mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 816IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
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