Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

We just love jambalaya....This recipe is one that I threw together after finding one here at the zaar and adding my own touches to it.... I hope you enjoy as much as we did....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a dutch oven, fry the bacon and chicken until they are done.
  2. Remove the bacon and chicken into a paper towel lined bowl. Be sure and leave all the grease in the pan.
  3. Cook the onions, garlic, bell pepper and celery in the grease left in the dutch oven. About 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp and sausage to the onion mixture and cook about 4 minutes or until heated through. Be careful not to cook this to long or the shrimp will be tough.
  5. Remove this mixture from the pan.
  6. Add about a tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.
  7. Put in your rice and cook about ten minutes stirring frequently to prevent the rice from scorching.
  8. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, salt, pepper, thyme, tabasco and bay leaf. Stir.
  9. Bring this mixture to a boil and then turn heat down to simmer, cover and cook about 15-20 minutes.
  10. Remove bay leaf from rice mixture.
  11. Stir in your bacon and chicken mixture and your shrimp and onion mixture.
  12. Hope you enjoy this -- Thank you to Sue L from the zaar for the great ideas and recipe to take from.
Most Helpful

We had this for dinner tonight and DH raved on and on and just had one minor change -- to add more Tabasco sauce. I put in 1 teaspoon and he would like me to double it next time. Thanks gertc. Made for Fall PAC 2008.

happynana September 14, 2008

Wonderful! Full of flavor! Might try anduille sausage next time. Served it with cornbread Cornbread.

recipesrmypassion August 31, 2008

Superb jambalaya! I like the mixtures of meat. I omitted the celery due to family preference and used red bell pepper. I also used turkey bacon and turkey sausage to cut down on the fat. The shrimp I got weren't cooked yet but they don't take long at all to cook up. I used Texas Pete instead of tobasco, too. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

SweetsLady May 06, 2008