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Slap Ya Mama Pastalaya

Slap Ya Mama Pastalaya

Slap Ya Mama Pastalaya is a unique take on the traditional Cajun Jambalaya. With smoked sausage, spicy chicken, fresh shrimp and pasta instead of rice, this dish will most definitely become a household favorite.


  • 12 ounces chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, julienned
  • bell pepper, julienned
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, julienned
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, divided
  • 12 ounces large fresh shrimp (26-35 count), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked to package directions


  1. Season cubed chicken breast pieces with 1 1/2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and chicken. Cook chicken until all sides are browned.
  3. Add onions to skillet; cook until they start to soften then add bell peppers, garlic, jalapeno and sausage. Sauté for 5 minutes then add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, oregano, basil, thyme and the remainder of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning (1 1/2 teaspoons). Bring to a light boil, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. With 4 minutes left to cook, stir in shrimp and parsley.
  5. Serve over a bed of penne pasta and enjoy.

Yield: 6 servings

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Slap Ya Mama

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