Emeril's Kicked up Jambalaya

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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add sausage and cook until browned.
  • Add onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves, cayenne and thyme and cook until vegetables are wilted, about 6 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and water and return chicken pieces to pot. Season with salt and pepper and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Add rice to pot, stir well and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, green onions and parsley to Dutch oven, mixing carefully, and continue to cook, covered, for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. Awesome flavor! The only thing I would change is that I would use boneless chopped chicken, the whole pieces were too large and fell apart in akward ways. It really is a delicous recipe though, everyone just loved it. This will be my Jambalya recipe from now on!
  5. Oh yeah babe! We all thoroughly enjoyed this dish. There isn't anything I would change about it. Smells great, tastes great, what more could you ask for? I do whole heartedly recommend andouille sausage for this recipe, other sausages just don't add the same authentic flavor. We will definitely have this one again. Thanks for a great recipe! :)



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