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Jambalaya Chicken Thighs

 This recipe was adapted from a recipe I found on Pinterest from Ronalyn T Alston.  Its a bit more time consuming to make, as it does require you to sear the chicken before it goes into the oven.  Its worth the effort!

Spicy Jambalaya



  • 4-6 Chicken thighs (I use boneless, but bone in would work as well)
  • 1 box Zatarains Jambalaya Rice (found at Aldi)
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 5 cloves of minced garlic 
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken both (vegetable stock works too)



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place chicken thighs in a bowl and cover evenly with all of the seasonings
  • Pour the olive oil into a medium sauce pan and heat to medium
  • Once the pan is hot add the chicken thighs
  • Cook 4-5 minutes on eat side
  • They don't need to be cooked through, as they will be baked
  • When the chicken is finished searing, set aside
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic, orange bell peppers, and Worcestershire sauce
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the box of rice
  • Next add the chicken broth and cook for 4 minutes or medium/low heat
  • Add the chicken thighs to the pan and turn off the heat
  • Spray a casserole dish (that has a lid) with non stick spray, then add the contents of the pan
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 35 minutes
  • Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

We usually serve this with a vegetable or two and that's it!

Let me know if you try it,

Emily XX


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