Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
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.
- heavy duty aluminum foil, 4 sheets 12 x 18 inches
- 1 cup Uncle Ben's converted brand rice, cook according to package instructions. For even more flavor, rice may be cooked in chicken broth (use only converted rice)
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 3 -4 teaspoons cajun seasoning (many good recipes on zaar)
- 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 green bell pepper, chopped
- green onion, sliced (scallions)
- Preheat oven 450 degrees.
- Spray sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
- Cut chicken into 1 inch strips and pat dry with paper towel.
- Season chicken strips with Cajun seasoning.
- In a small bowl combine tomato sauce, sugar, salt, garlic, dehydrated onions, fresh parsley, dried Italian seasoning, cayenne and bell pepper.
- In a large bowl combine cooked rice, tomato mixture, seasoned chicken strips and smoked sausage slices.
- Center one-fourth of mixture on each sheet of greased foil, leaving room for heat circulation inside.
- Repeat to make four packets and place on baking sheet. Two baking sheets may be required.
- Bake 15 - 20 minutes.
- Open packet as directed above and top with green onions.
- Even better the next day!
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.
What an EXCELLENT and easy recipe for jambalaya. Instead of making four separate foil packets, I lined a 9 x 13 baking pan to make one giant packet and increased the baking time to 30 minutes. I used a mild recipe for cajun seasoning and a mild smoked sausage to better suit toddler DD's sensitive pallet. It turns out the spice level was just enough to suit DH and me too! Thanks for sharing! (Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #39)
Hi! This was a very good recipe. It is easy to make and very satisfying. I would guess it would make a great camp out recipe too.