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    Emeril's Kicked up Jambalaya

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

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    Jambalaya Recipe


    1. 1
      In a large Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium high heat. Season shrimp with Creole seasoning and saute until almost cooked through, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove shrimp and set aside until later.
    2. 2
      Season chicken pieces with Creole seasoning. Add remaining olive oil to Dutch oven and when hot, add chicken pieces and saute until browned on both sides, about 8 minutes. Remove and set aside.
    3. 3
      Add sausage and cook until browned.
    4. 4
      Add onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves, cayenne and thyme and cook until vegetables are wilted, about 6 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add tomatoes and water and return chicken pieces to pot. Season with salt and pepper and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add rice to pot, stir well and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and cook for 15 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add shrimp, green onions and parsley to Dutch oven, mixing carefully, and continue to cook, covered, for another 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 07, 2011


      I made this last night, and have to say this was really good! I didn't follow the procedure exactly, and made one ingredient modification (used half the sausage, because that's all I had) but the results were great. I didn't pre-cook the shrimp, but instead put all the seasoning on the chicken. I also did not use whole chicken, but boneless breasts and thighs. When sauteing the chicken, I picked out the breast pieces before browning (didn't want to overcook them.) It did take quite a while to cook, so I wouldn't do this if in a hurry. I can't say if it is authentic, but it is very very tasty!

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    • on June 12, 2011


      I have been making this recipe for about 5 years. I originally found the recipe on the andouille sausage package. Everyone loves this! The only thing I change is to use the boneless chopped chicken like someone else suggested. I can make the chicken ahead of time and it helps the recipe go just a little faster on busy weeknights. Easily the most requested recipe by my teens!

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    • on January 29, 2010


      Very authentic tasting! We used boneless skinless chicken thighs and turkey kielbasa. This was a lot of fun to make with DH and will be making it again in the near future!

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    Nutritional Facts for Emeril's Kicked up Jambalaya

    Serving Size: 1 (436 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 964.0
    Calories from Fat 517
    Total Fat 57.5 g
    Saturated Fat 16.9 g
    Cholesterol 242.0 mg
    Sodium 1486.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 57.2 g

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