I learned this recipe from a friend in Louisiana, it's been a favorite in my house since day one! I've changed it some over the years so I know it's not a traditional recipe, hence the Creole "Style" title! I usually serve it up with some cornbread muffins and sweet tea. Delicious!
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
- 1 (14 ounce) packageloop sausage beef polska kielbasa, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 3 large celery ribs, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bunch scallion, chopped
- 1 (32 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juices
- 1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 1⁄4 cups long grain rice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon tony chacere's creole seasoning, no substitutes for Tony's
- 1 teaspoon salt
- cracked black pepper
- Cook sliced sausage over medium high heat in a 6 quart stock pot until slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Add bell pepper, onion, celery, garlic and scallions and cook until softened but not translucent, about 4 minutes.
- Add cubed chicken breast and worcestershire sauce and cook just until you can no longer see pink.
- Add the bay leaves, basil, oregano, sage, paprika, Tony Chacere's, salt, black pepper, tomatoes and chicken broth.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
- Add rice, bring back up to a boil.
- Boil for 1 minute.
- Cover reduce heat to low, simmer for 30 minutes.
- The jambalaya should still be wet, but not soupy.
- Ladle into bowls and serve up with some cornbread!
- Cook's Note: I find that when cubing the chicken breast it's easiest to do so when it's still mostly frozen and with a sharp knife. Way easier than a wiggly raw chicken breast!
Really good - followed the recipe exactly, except I used fresh tomatoes out of the garden. Family all had seconds. Served with some okra (for those who liked okra added), and a side of wax + green + kidney beans with bacon and pepper. Will definitely make again.
This is PERFECT! My picky husband has taste tested several jambalaya recipes that I've tried and always found something wrong with them. He is sitting next to me devouring it right now.. This will be on regular rotation in our household! Just a note - I used turkey kielbasa to cut down on the fat, I didn't have bell peppers, so I substituted a jalapeño (seeded and ribbed), and I think I like it better - adds a little extra kick if you like spice (but not too much that it was overwhelming). Also, I am usually heavy handed on salt, but even I didn't think this one needed any extra. The Tony Chacheri's has plenty of salt by itself. This is a simple, yet delicious recipe!!
It was yummy! I have been looking for a good and easy jambalaya recipe, this is the one.