Jambalaya

Boy do I love jambalaya. I’ve made it a few times but it’s been over a year. I don’t really know why I haven’t thought to make it recently, but I haven’t. Friday night my boyfriend and I went out to dinner. His meal came with a soup and he chose the chicken and Cajun rice. I tried a bite and it reminded me of jambalaya. So right then and there I decided that I was making a batch of jambalaya the next night. And I did. Please enjoy the recipe.

Ingredients

Adapted from Allrecipes.com
  • 12 oz of andouille sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 lb of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup of diced celery
  • 16 oz of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp of file powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups of uncooked white rice
  • 1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning
  • 3 tbsp of peanut oil, divided
Directions
 
1. Season the chicken, sausage and shrimp with cajun seasoning. Keep these meats separate.
2.  Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pot. Cook the chicken, sausage and shrimp individually, removing each after cooking and adding 1 tbsp of oil before adding each meat.
3.  In the same pot, saute the onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic until tender. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, red pepper, pepper, salt, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce and file powder. Mix well and then add the meats. Mix well and then cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.  Stir in the rice and chicken broth. Mix well, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
 
Enjoy
 
 
 
 

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20 comments on “Jambalaya”

  1. Oh yes maam, this looks good! I will be making this! and surprise my hubbie :-) You have made my day!

  2. This looks delicious! I love Jambalaya but have never made it before. I will have to give this recipe a try!

  3. Love your jambalaya! Despite loving cajun foods, I rarely cook them myself. You jambalaya looks like something that's relatively easy to prepare at home!

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    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

  4. Oh, forgot to mention, I came across your blog from Marvelous Mondays!

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  6. Ohh I want to try jambalaya! I have never tried making it at home…. I think it is about time! Thanks for sharing! ~Stephanie

  7. Appetizing dish :)

  8. I love it!!! My hubby makes it…looks so good Julie!

    ~ Julie

  9. Looks delish!! I gotta try this one!! Nichi

  10. Thanks for checking out my blog! That Jambalaya looks good! I've never had it before, I'm going to have to try out your recipe, I think I can tackle it!…Just curious, what's file powder?? Maybe I should be familiar with all the ingredients before starting :)

  11. Hi Michelle!
    I did not know what file powder was until I first made this recipe a couple of years ago. It's an herb that is used to thicken cajun soups and stews. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil%C3%A9_powder You can find it in the spices section of your grocery store.

  12. Hi Amber! Thanks for stopping by! I host Marvelous Mondays each week so I cannot wait to see what you link up each week. I am slowly going through the posts but I cannot wait to your burgers. I bet they are amazing! :)

  13. I've never had jambalaya before, it looks very tasty :)

  14. I love jambalaya and this looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    Kelly @ Our Everyday Harvest

  15. Yum, this looks great, I love jambalaya!

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  16. Sweet, thanks!

  17. I love Jambalaya. One of my kiddos asked me when were having it again awhile back … I totally forgot about it until just now. I need to make it one of these days ;) Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

  18. I love Jambalaya. One of my kiddos asked me when were having it again awhile back … I totally forgot about it until just now. I need to make it one of these days ;) Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

  19. One of my faves! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  20. This looks so flavorful! I will have to make it for my family, I think they would love it. Thank you for sharing at mommy's sweet confessions!