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Two grilled skewers of chicken, sausage, green onions, onion, and celery on a bed of intensely seasoned "dirty" rice.
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5 from 2 votes

Jambalaya Skewers with “Quick & Dirty” Rice

This is a fun way to have all the flavours of jambalaya, but in a grilled form. The “Quick and Dirty” rice is definitely a bastardization of the original, but quick, easy, and tasty!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Louisiana
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 797kcal
Author: Marie Porter





  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Trimmed and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1-2 lbs Andouille Sausage We used raw “brat” style, not the real thing!, boiled til cooked through.
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers Cut into 1″ squares
  • 1 Small Onion Sliced
  • 3 Celery Ribs Sliced into 1- 1.5″ lengths


  • cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Garlic cloves Pressed
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Powder
  • ½ tsp Ground Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Sage
  • ¼ tsp Thyme
  • ¼ tsp Salt

“Quick & Dirty” Rice:

  • 1 link “Andouille” brat/sausage shredded
  • ½ Small Onion chopped
  • ½ Small Green Bell Pepper finely chopped
  • 2 Celery Ribs finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves pressed
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Sage
  • 2 cups rice


  • Place prepared skewer ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Whisk together all marinade ingredients. Pour over skewer ingredients, toss to coat everything. Cover with plastic wrap, chill in the fridge for 1+ hours (up to a day).
  • Stir together all “quick and dirty rice” ingredients well, making sure to break up raw sausage into very,very small pieces. (The boiling will cook them, spreading the flavor throughout the rice). Cook in a rice cooker until done.
  • While rice is cooking, heat the grill and thread skewer ingredients onto metal grill skewers.
  • Grill skewers until done – the time will vary depending on your grill. We grilled over medium heat, about 4-5 minutes per side.


Calories: 797kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1574mg | Potassium: 1142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg