Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fat Tuesday Jambalaya

I know this is a bit late, but I made this on Fat Tuesday, so my hubby said I should call it Fat Tuesday jambalaya, so there you go! This was so good! I love my other jambalaya recipe, but when I started to make it last night, I didn't have half of the ingredients, so I came up with a different one! This one is a bit easier and tasted equally as good. All of my family gobbled it down and enjoyed mini king cakes for dessert.

Fat Tuesday Jambalaya
from This Mommy Cooks

1 medium onion, diced
1 rib celery, diced
4 teaspoons garlic, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1-2 tablespoons Worstershire Sauce
1/2 tsp Cajun Spice (I use Tony's)
8 oz. andouille sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into ¼-inch chunks (or crumbled, if in delicate casings)
1½ cups cooked rice (I used brown rice.)
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 can diced tomatoes and chilies
1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves

Mix worstershire, cajun spice, and chicken in a bowl. Let sit for a couple of minutes while you dice the veggies.

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to pot and cook until no longer pink. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Lower the heat to medium and add the sausage. Cook, stirring often, until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

Lower the heat to medium-low and add the chopped vegetables and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened, about 4 minutes. Add the rice, salt, thyme and cayenne; cook, stirring constantly about 1 minute. Add the whole can of diced tomatoes and chilies, chicken broth, bay leaves, cooked chicken, and cooked sausage to the pot. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and let simmer for 20-30 minutes until most liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. 


Rita said...

Your Jambalaya brings back memories of our trip to New Orleans; have always wanted to make it.

Bree said...

Looks great--and easy too! I make a very similar version :)

Suzanne Perazzini said...

I have copied your recipe and will try it during the week. It looks like just the kind of thing my family loves. If it works out I will post it on my blog and give you the credit. Thanks.

Cecilia said...

This is so delicious! I added a red pepper and used turkey sausage...came out amazing!


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