Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Really good. I do cook the rice separate, that way I don't make glue, and you can make it hotter-I do!
- 9.85 ml shortening
- 236.59 ml onion, finely chopped
- 236.59 ml green pepper, finely chopped
- 236.59 ml celery, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 chicken, cut into pieces
- 907.18 g chorizo sausage (or a good reliable hot sausage you know of) or 907.18 g andouille sausages (or a good reliable hot sausage you know of)
- 709.77 ml fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped or 2 (822.13 g) can diced tomatoes
- 591.47 ml chicken stock
- 9.85 ml thyme
- 2.46 ml oregano
- 4.92 ml parsley
- 4.92 ml cayenne (what ever your taste buds can handle) or 4.92 ml chili powder (what ever your taste buds can handle)
- 7.39 ml salt
- 4.92 ml black pepper
- 1419.54 ml cooked long-grain rice
- cayenne (to offer at table) or Tabasco sauce (to offer at table)
- Melt shortening in a large/huge saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook chicken pieces until brown on all sides and cooked about half way through, around 20 minutes or so.
- Remove and add onion, green pepper, celery and garlic.
- Cook slowly stirring now and again until onions are tender.
- Add sausage and cook 10 min more.
- Return chicken and add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT rice and stir together well.
- Cover and simmer for 30 min stirring now and again.
- Remove cover and continue to cook until broth cooks down a bit-you don't want it too thick as the rice will soak up the juice.
- Serve up the rice in bowls and ladle the Jambalaya on top, and offer more cayenne or Tabasco at the table.
- ***I know that cooking the rice on the side and not in the dish will cause some to have a heart attack, but I've found the flavor much better this way, IMHO.
Very good AND the kids liked it too! I also used chicken breasts, hot sausage & some shrimp at the end. This one is definately a keeper. Thanks.
Wow, this was sooooo good and I can't wait to make it again! I did make a couple of small changes...substituted diced ham for the chicken (only because I didn't have any chicken) and added shrimp. I'm going to make sure I have chicken the next time I make this. I always cook my rice separately also because DH doesn't eat rice.
This was a great recipe for any level cook. I am by no means a culinary genius, and making this recipe was a cinch. I found that adding the hot sausages really gave this recipe a kick and complimented the cayenne well (while not being too hot). This is definitely a recipe that we are going to keep!!!