Chicken Jambalaya Packets

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by gailanng

This is my spin on Reynolds Aluminum Foil Packet Cooking. For the utmost ease, cook the rice the night before and refrigerate. Reynolds Quick & Easy Packet Directions: 1. Center ingredients on a greased 12x18 inch sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil. 2. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to form a packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make four packets. 3. Bake on a cookie sheet in preheated 450 degree oven. 4. After cooking, carefullly open end of foil packet first to allow steam to escape. Then open top of foil packet. Tip: For the easiest of clean-up, foil line baking sheet.

Top Review by Smarahcakes

Let me start by saying I don't have a lot of experience with authentic jambalaya. That being said I thought this was tasty and so did 6 members of my family. I doubled the recipe and prepared it in a 9x13 pan like MarthaStewartWanabe. In case anyone is wondering the same thing I was (do I really have to use converted rice?/what is converted rice?)... the internet says that it's good for recipes like jambalaya so the rice doesn't get clumpy and sticky and sad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 450 degrees.
  2. Spray sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Cut chicken into 1 inch strips and pat dry with paper towel.
  4. Season chicken strips with Cajun seasoning.
  5. In a small bowl combine tomato sauce, sugar, salt, garlic, dehydrated onions, fresh parsley, dried Italian seasoning, cayenne and bell pepper.
  6. In a large bowl combine cooked rice, tomato mixture, seasoned chicken strips and smoked sausage slices.
  7. Center one-fourth of mixture on each sheet of greased foil, leaving room for heat circulation inside.
  8. Repeat to make four packets and place on baking sheet. Two baking sheets may be required.
  9. Bake 15 - 20 minutes.
  10. Open packet as directed above and top with green onions.
  11. Even better the next day!

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