Jambalaya Party

This meal makes a TON and is SUPER delicious. It is one of our cheapest meals to make and is really easy to do. We tend to make this at least once a month if not more and end up eating the leftovers the whole week.

The recipe came from one of my husband’s coworkers. We ended up tweaking it a little which made it cheaper with no loss in goodness. I will list the recipe as intended  and show our changes in RED.

Time: 45-60 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Amount: 8-10 servings 

You need:

  • 2Tbl olive oil
  • 1 package andouille sausage
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs    2 chicken breasts
  • 1 package of medium frozen shrimp 1 package of smoked sausage
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper A 2nd green bell pepper
  • 2 Tbl minced garlic
  • 2 Tbl creole seasoning (Or any Louisiana style mix)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Louisiana hot sauce to taste
  • 2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 small can tomato paste 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 large can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 box chicken broth
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • Green onion (Optional garnish)

Jambalaya ingredients

Do this:

  1. Chopped chicken into 1 inch cubes
  2. Slice sausage
  3. Dice pepper, onion, and green onion
  4. In a LARGE stock pot add and heat the olive oil
  5. Sautee chicken until almost full cooked (5-7 minutes) and add the sausage. Continue cooking until chicken is fully cooked through (3-4 minutes) Remove and set aside.
  6. To the pot, add the onion, peppers, garlic, herbs, creole seasoning, worcestershire sauce, and louisiana sauce.
    • I use 2 Tbl of Louisiana Hot Sauce. I like it spicyish. Adjust for your tastes.
  7. Cook until onions are tender (8-10 minutes)
  8. Add chicken and sausage back to pot.
  9. Add tomato paste, Rotel, chicken broth, and rice. (If you are using shrimp, add it here)
  10. Mix and bring to a boil.
  11. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is fully cooked and liquid is absorbed.
    • If you decide to use brown rice you may want to precook the rice before adding it.
  12. Add green onion and serve!

JambalayaJambalaya leftovers

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