Easy Jambalaya

This is a quicker version of the traditional Creole/Cajun spicy chicken and rice dish, which is made with tomatoes, andouille (pork sausage), and shrimp.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 3 cups white long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 smoked sausage, sliced
  • ½ cup diced ham
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 cup cooked, peeled small shrimp

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil in a large pot. Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add onion, peppers, garlic, and turmeric to the pot, and sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Add rice and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth, browned chicken, and bay leaves. Stir to combine, bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat, and cover pot with a lid.
  • Simmer 20 minutes or until rice is cooked. Remove bay leaves. Stir in sausage, ham, tomatoes, and pepper sauce. Simmer 10 minutes more until heated through then add shrimp.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 3 cups white long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 smoked sausage, sliced
  • ½ cup diced ham
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 cup cooked, peeled small shrimp

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil in a large pot. Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add onion, peppers, garlic, and turmeric to the pot, and sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Add rice and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth, browned chicken, and bay leaves. Stir to combine, bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat, and cover pot with a lid.
  • Simmer 20 minutes or until rice is cooked. Remove bay leaves. Stir in sausage, ham, tomatoes, and pepper sauce. Simmer 10 minutes more until heated through then add shrimp.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories850
Total Fat42g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol110mg
Sodium1330mg
Total Carbohydrate83g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars4g
Protein34g