Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins | Total Time: 45 mins | Servings: 8
Jambalaya is an amazing dish packed with shrimp, smoked andouille sausage, chicken, and rice. It’s an easy one-pot meal that’s very comforting and scrumptious!
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped
½ lb. andouille sausage, chopped (you can add a whole pound if you want to get meaty)
2 tbsp olive oil
½ lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 small onions, chopped
2-3 Serrano peppers chopped
2-3 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 tsp dried oregano – I prefer Mexican oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 stalks of celery, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
3-4 tomatoes, chopped – about a pound
3 tsp spicy Cajun seasoning
1 red bell pepper, chopped
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 c. chicken stock
1 c white rice I used a long grain – I only used 1 cup. If feeding more, you can fit 2 if you want. If you do, add 2 cups of stock.
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Your favorite hot sauce for serving
Chopped parsley for garnish
How to make Jambalaya
Step 1: Into a hot large pan over medium heat, add the oil, onions, peppers, and celery. Saute for about 6 to 7 minutes or until tender. Then, add the garlic along with the chicken and andouille sausage. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is no longer pink and the sausage begins to cook completely.
Step 2: Next, add the tomatoes and break them apart. Stir and cook for additional 3 minutes. Then, stir in the Cajun seasonings, oregano, basil, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, and chicken stock.
Step 3: If you want your Jambalaya extra spicy, add in a couple of tsp of your favorite hot sauce. Although, you can omit it if desired.
Step 4: Add the white rice and stir. Bring everything to a quick boil, then decrease the heat to a simmer. Put the lid on and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the rice is tender and cooked to your preference.
Step 5: Add oil to a small pan over medium heat. Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Add the shrimp to the pan and saute for a few minutes per side until cooked through. Add the shrimp to the Jambalaya pot and stir.
Step 6: Into bowls, ladle the Jambalaya and garnish with some parsley. If desired, add extra hot sauce. Enjoy immediately!
Easily up the heat factor by adding more Cajun seasonings, spicier peppers, and fiery chili flakes.
Calories: 332 kcal Carbohydrates: 28g Protein: 22g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 61mg Sodium: 525mg Potassium: 698mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 1474IU Vitamin C: 36mg Calcium: 47mg Iron: 2mg
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