Jambalaya (Authentic)

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
2 hrs

This is the BEST recipe for Jambalaya, directly from OLD NEW ORLEANS!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot, cover chicken with water and add the celery, quartered onion, and the 4 cloves of garlic. Boil until tender, approximately 1 hour.
  2. Reserve the stock. Remove the chicken from the bones & either cut, slice, cube or shred.
  3. In 5 cups of stock, cook rice until liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes. The rice should be slightly moist.
  4. In a Dutch oven, saute the sausage and ham until slightly browned, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the sausage and ham from the Dutch oven and set aside.
  6. Add butter to Dutch oven and saute the chopped onion, green bell pepper and parsley until tender, about 3 minutes.
  7. Into the Dutch oven, add the chicken, sausage, ham, the 2 cloves of minced garlic, tomato paste, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper.
  8. Mix, and then add the rice and the cooked shrimp and mix thoroughly.
  9. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, about 15 minutes.
  10. Remove bay leaf and serve.