This keto Jambalaya recipe is an easy one-pan Spanish, French-inspired dinner combining boneless chicken breast pieces, sausage, and shrimps cooked in a rich Cajun Spices tomato sauce. The best keto Jambalaya recipe to feed the whole family on cold days.
A traditional Jambalaya recipe is a popular New Orleans dish also inspired by French, Spanish culture like Paella. The traditional Jambalaya recipe is not keto-friendly because the meat and seafood are cooked with rice, a high-carb grain not suitable on a keto diet.
This Keto Cauliflower Jambalaya recipe is a tasty, healthy Jambalaya alternative recipe to decrease carbs and enjoy a comforting one-pan keto dinner.
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This keto-friendly Jambalaya recipe is the easiest keto dinner to make in one pot in less than 30 minutes. It contains quite a few ingredients, but don’t worry about that, it still is the easiest recipe ever!
All you need to make this keto chicken and sausage Jambalaya are:
First, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and cook the onion. Then, add the rest of the vegetables: diced celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, and cook until tender.
Now, add the chicken and chorizo pieces (or andouille sausage) and cook until the meat is not pink. Then, follow by adding cauliflower rice, chicken broth, diced canned tomatoes, and all the dried spices. Cover and simmer for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the shrimps in a pan or on the barbecue until pink. Add the cooked shrimp to the pot, stir and serve!
Overall this chicken and shrimp healthy Jambalaya recipe takes about 30 minutes to make.
This is a low-carb Cajun Jambalaya recipe it means that the main spices used in this recipe are Cajun Spices. If you can’t find keto-friendly store-bought Cajun spices – sometimes they contain added starch or sugar – let me show you how easy you can prepare a batch a keto Cajun spices at home.
In a glass mason jar, combine all the dry ingredients below. You can store your homemade Cajun Spices in the pantry for up to 6 months, in a sealed jar, and use it as a Cajun spices mix for any recipe.
This Jambalaya recipe is a large one-pot recipe. Therefore, you must use a large pot or pan to cook all the ingredients together. The best option is to use a Dutch oven pot as you see in the picture above. Otherwise, a large non-stick pan with high borders can work too. The last option is to use a crockpot.
The recipe already contains all that you need for a fulfilling keto dinner. It is delicious topped with chopped parsley and a drizzle of hot sauce for spicy lovers. If you don’t mind some extra carbs you can serve this Jambalaya with cauliflower rice on the side.
The recipe already contains a small amount of cauliflower rice to keep the recipe keto-friendly. For a slightly higher carb version – still a low-carb version! – serve with 1/2 cup fried cauliflower rice. Simply fry some extra cauliflower rice in olive oil with garlic, salt, and serve on the side.
You can make this recipe the day before and store it in the fridge. I recommend storing the recipe in the pot you used to cook the recipe – I am using a Dutch oven pot for this recipe.
Cool completely in the pot then place the lid on top of the pot and store in the fridge. Rewarm the next day over the stove, bring the pot over medium-high heat and rewarm until bubbles form on side of the pan.
I love easy keto dinners that whole the family can enjoy in less than 30 minutes. Below are some other delicious keto comforting dinner recipes for you to try.
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