Cajun Chicken Jambalaya

"This is an easy to prepare dish that brings out all the flavors of traditional Jambalaya. You will like this one."
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  • Melt butter in a large skillet.
  • Sauté the onion, garlic, celery and bell pepper until tender.
  • Add canned, crushed, tomatoes with liquid, rice, thyme, basil, Cajun spices, cayenne pepper, chicken broth, chicken, Tabasco and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until rice is tender.

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  1. Very easy to make, and very very tasty! I am picky about spicy food and this one is a definite favorite:)!
  2. Excellent make ahead meal and can be varied very easily, the kids loved this one and so dod we cheap and very tasty
  3. This is the best Jambalaya I have ever made! I have to triple the recipe whenever I make it. Everyone in my family just loves it--We love the flavoring from all the spices, a perfect combination and so easy to make!
  4. What a flavorful dish with just the right amount of heat. I first thought that there wasn't going to be enough rice as it looked kind of sparse when I first added the rice but it turned out just right. The dish required a little chopping celery, onion, garlic, green pepper, and chicken) but was easy to put together once the chopping was complete. The one thing I would recommend, is to use a can of crushed or diced tomatoes rather than using canned whole tomatoes which you must crush (save time). I didn't end up having cajun spice (messed up only had Zataran's) so I mixed up one of Zaar's many cajun spice recipes.
  5. Oh my my my this was sooooooo good!!! I had everything but the tabasco sauce, and I used fresh thyme and basil, but it was delicious anyway. I will definately be making this again. Very easy especially since it is all in one pan.


  1. I really enjoyed this. I plunged in thinking I had tomatoes, but I didn't. I ended up using about half a can of crushed tomatoes and it turned out great. I also added some spinach - the added color was great. I also used a couple smokies instead of the chicken. Easy to prepare - will add it to my regular line up. Thanks!
  2. This was great! It was my first time making any Jambalaya but a great experience and will be put into the rotation :). I did change a few things mostly just to preference. I used andouille sausage and shrimp instead of chicken. I also left out the celery because my husband and I arent fans. Love this though!
  3. So good! I doubled the recipe and used two diced up chicken breasts, andouille sausage and shrimp. I also used diced tomatoes instead of whole, and substituted celery salt for the celery as I don't care for cooked celery. I added the chicken broth as directed but made the rice in my rice cooker and poured it over. We loved the heat, the ease and will make this again!
  4. Great taste! Used 1 tbs of olive oil instead of butter (I don't mix dairy and meat), just a little more garlic than stated and since I had just bought fresh jalapena peppers I used one (finely minced) and omitted the cayenne pepper. Also cooked the rice separately in the chicken broth. Very easy to make and wonderful tasty. Thanks for posting and will certainly make again.



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