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Low Carb Keto Jambalaya

Low carb jambalaya made with chicken, sausage, shrimp, and cauliflower rice.  This easy low carb dinner recipe is packed with cajun flavor.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 lb smoked sausage or andouille sausage, cut into 1-inch disks
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup onion, diced see Recipe Note
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced see Recipe Note
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced see Recipe Note
  • 2 can diced tomatoes (14.5-oz each)
  • 1 10-oz bag frozen cauliflower rice, steamed per package directions
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning (Tony's or Slap Ya Mama)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Season the diced chicken with a little salt and pepper or Tony's and brown in olive oil in a heavy 5 qt saute pan. Brown for about 5 minutes and remove from the pot.
  • Add the sliced sausage to the pot and brown for 5 minutes. Then add the onion, bell pepper, and celery. Mix well and scrape bottom of pan to remove and incorporate any browned pieces of chicken and sausage. Simmer covered for about 5 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. Remove from pot.
  • Add the shrimp to the pot (add more olive oil if needed) and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the shrimp are pink. Stir frequently.
  • Return chicken, sausage, and onion bell pepper mixture to pot. Add the tomatoes with juice, cauliflower rice, and seasonings. Mix well and taste for flavor. Bring mixture to a slow simmer, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Gently stir the jambalaya, cover, and slow simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve with hot sauce if desired.
  • Recipe Note:  Substitute 2 cups of the frozen chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery blend for the fresh veggies.  It will turn out just as great!


(A)  Store leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to 3 days.