Low Carb Jambalaya Recipe by The Birch Cottage
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Low Carb Jambalaya with Chicken, Sausage and Black Beans

Use cauliflower rice instead of traditional rice as a substitute and you have one amazing Cajun dish. One bite and you'll wonder why you ever used rice! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: cauliflower, chicken, sausage
Servings: 6


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil divided
  • salt
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 16 oz bag cauliflower pearls (or rice)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp spanish paprika
  • 12 oz pkg beef smoked sausage
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes (or Rotel)
  • 16 oz can black beans drained & rinsed
  • Tobasco Sauce optional
  • sour cream optional


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • While the oven is heating, prepare chicken. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a deep skillet over medium heat. Dice chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and add to skillet. Season with salt and pepper.  Cut sausage links in half lengthwise and then into bite size pieces. Add to skillet with chicken and cook until cooked through.
  • While chicken is cooking, place cauliflower on a nonstick baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt, black pepper and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Toss or stir so that seasonings are evenly distributed and roast for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove chicken and sausage from skillet. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet and add the onion and bell peppers, cooking until soft - about 7-8 minutes. Keep heat at medium
    Add the garlic paprika, chicken and sausage to the skillet, cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, stirring to combine.
    Add the drained and rinsed black beans, stirring to combine. 
  • Remove cauliflower from the oven and add to the skillet with the meat and vegetables. Add additional Cajun seasoning and Tabasco sauce (optional) to taste. 
  • Top with sour cream!