Jambalaya is a classic Creole dish with rice, meat, and vegetables. However, if you’re following a ketogenic diet, you’ll want to avoid traditional jambalaya because it’s high in carbohydrates. But don’t worry. You can still enjoy the flavors of this dish with this keto-friendly version!

Made with cauliflower rice instead of regular rice, this keto jambalaya is just as tasty as the original but without all the carbs. So, give this keto jambalaya recipe a try if you’re in the mood for a comforting and satisfying meal!

Here’s a simple and delicious keto jambalaya recipe:

One lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
One lb. andouille sausage, sliced
One large onion, diced
One green bell pepper, diced
Three stalks of celery, diced
Four cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
One can of diced tomatoes
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup cauliflower rice
2 tbsp. olive oil


  • In a big saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken and andouille sausage and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic to the pan and cook until the vegetables are softened about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, thyme, basil, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper.
  • Bring the mixture to the boiling level, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the cauliflower rice and continue to simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  • Serve hot, and enjoy.

Note: You can also add some chopped fresh parsley or green onions for garnish.


Can I use a different type of meat in this recipe?

Yes, you can use any meat you prefer, such as shrimp or beef.

Can I use frozen cauliflower rice instead of fresh cauliflower rice?

Yes, you can use frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe. Just make sure to thaw it out and drain any excess moisture before adding it to the pan.

Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs?

Yes, you can use fresh herbs if you prefer. Just keep in mind that dried herbs are more potent, so you’ll need to use more fresh herbs to achieve the same level of flavor.

Can I add additional vegetables to this recipe?

Yes, you can add any vegetables you like, such as mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant.

How can I make this recipe spicier?

If you like spicy food, add more cayenne pepper or use a different type of hot sauce. You can also add some diced jalapeños to the mixture.

Can I store leftovers of this keto jambalaya?

Yes, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

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