Keto Jambalaya

The delicious, layered flavors of our take on the Louisiana classic belies its rather quick and easy assembly. Bonus: leftovers keep, covered and refrigerated, for three days.
Serves 6 One Serving: 1-1/2 cup

Ingredients List

  • 1 (10-oz) package frozen cauliflower rice
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free Creole seasoning (like Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning, divided)
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced about 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into large dice (3 cups total)
  • 12 oz andouille sausage, sliced into 3/4-inch disks
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lb medium peeled, deveined shrimp
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • On the prepared baking sheet, combine the cauliflower rice, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1½ teaspoons of the Creole seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Toss to evenly distribute, then roast, tossing occasionally, until the cauliflower rice is dry and a bit crispy-edged, about 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, season the chicken pieces evenly with 1-1/2 teaspoons of the creole seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • In a 4 to 6-quart pot oven over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. When hot, add the chicken and cook, turning frequently, until browned on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes total. Remove the chicken to a plate. Reduce the heat to medium and add the celery, peppers, and sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and the sausage is seared in places, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and the remaining 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, and toss to combine. Add 1/2 cup of water and scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan. Let the mixture come to a simmer and thicken up a little, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the butter. When incorporated, gently stir in the shrimp and chicken and cook until shrimp is slightly opaque and a little “white” in color, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the cauliflower rice, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

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Credits

RecipeEric Lundy

PhotographyErin Ng

8 reviews

  1. 5 stars
    This was my second Keto Mojo recipe and it was just as amazingly flavorful as the first. I personally will do more cauliflower next time just because I like a little more rice in my Jambalaya. My husband, who doesn’t like the way I change recipes to be healthier, thought it was great and took leftovers for lunch today. I’m loving the flavors in these recipes!

    • We’re delighted both you and your husband enjoyed this tasty recipe. Please try more of our recipes and continue to give us your feedback.

  2. 5 stars
    I have made this several times and it is wonderful. After you make it the first time, you can adjust your Creole seasoning to your tasted. I also baked my cauliflower rice longer than specified as I wanted it dry. I took this dish to a pot luck and all the keto eaters wanted the recipe! Thanks a lot

  3. 5 stars
    I followed the recipe a bit loosely and will do the cauliflower in the oven next time since the reviews highly suggest that. But, this was so amazing!! Been wanting to do this for a while but my husband won’t try anything new to him so i didn’t want to make only for myself. I had ALL ingredients but bell pepper and I added onion and garlic too. I was concerned the cauliflower would change the flavor and I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted just like rice!! This is a WINNER!!!

  4. 5 stars
    This was a really good dish. I loved the cauliflower rice done in the oven! Great tip–thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    loved this dish! Found local andouille sausage. will make this on the regular.
    gotta try it!

  6. 5 stars
    This is delicious and filling. This tasted no different. Was a hit at home, I will make again for sure. Only thing I would suggest is baking the cauliflower rice longer. It really gives the texture of rice. Love it. Thank you.

  7. 5 stars
    Great winter dish, rich and filling. It was even better heated up the next day!

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