A Cajun classic, meal in one pot! Have the hot sauce ready to splash on. Serve with some crusty french bread, a nice crisp salad, and some of your favorite wine. :)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 lb andouille sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 1⁄2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 1⁄2 cups long grain rice
- 1 (14 ounce) can tomatoes, chopped,with juice
- 2 cups chicken broth or 2 cups stock
- 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large pan or Dutch oven, brown chicken in hot oil on both sides; remove and drain.
- Add andouille, onion, celery, bell pepper, thyme, oregano, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper to the pan, cooking and stirring for about 5 minutes until onions are tender.
- Add rice, tomatoes with juice, and broth; bring to a boil.
- Place rice mixture in a baking dish or oven-proof casserole; top with chicken; cover (can use foil) and bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until rice and chicken are done and tender.
- Stir in shrimp, parsley, and green onions; cover and cook 5-8 minutes longer or until shrimp curl and turn bright pink and serve.
This was my first time to make Jambalaya and I am sur glad I used your recipe! Wonderful flavor. I used Mennonite sausage instead of andouille (can't find it here) and 3/4 tsp cayenne. Used prawns sausage & cooked chicken chunks WOW thanks SueL I'll cook this again. Served it with Fried Okra and Collard greens
I just made this the other night. My first jambalaya experience. I used hot italian sausage. My husband has requested it again already. Great recipe.
I've made this jambalaya at least a half dozen times and every time it turns out delicious! I use long grain brown rice and boil it for just about 10 minutes more than suggested and leave it in the oven for about 15 minutes longer due to the longer cooking time of the brown rice. DELICIOUS! Thanks, Sue!