Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Quick and Easy Jambalaya


This easy one pot jambalaya comes together quick and is a classic Louisiana dish full of flavor with chicken, sausage, rice and the right amount of spice!

Quick and easy Jambaya
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I love easy and simple recipes so today we are serving up a big o'bowl of comfort with this Jambalaya recipe.  It would be perfect for Mardi Gras or anytime you would like a quick, hearty meal.  And the best part it is made and served in one pot -  how's that for easy clean up too!

Mardi Gras is a time for celebration with parades and parties.  I have never been to New Orleans but when the Super bowl was held there (or in the Saints were playing in it) we would throw a themed party complete with beads, food and drinks.  One of the years our friends brought a Jambalaya dish that was pretty similar to this one I'm sharing today.  It quickly disappeared and once you try this, you'll know why.

Some of the Jambalaya recipes call for shrimp and you could certainly add some that are uncooked about 10 minutes before the recipe is done. Actually I had planned an adding shrimp but totally forgot to get some when I was shopping and was too lazy to run out again.  No matter though, this is still a complete meal with protein, starch and veggies.  Flavor to the max!

If you are looking for another recipe to make for Mardi Gras, last year I made some King Cake donuts.  A great way to start out the day.  We also have a tradition in our Italian family that we celebrate on Fat Tuesday with the making of Honey Balls.  These are fritter like with anise and drizzled with warm honey - a definite family favorite. 




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Quick and Easy Jambalaya

This easy one pot jambalaya comes together quick and is a classic Louisiana dish full of flavor with chicken, sausage, rice and the right amount of spice!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 50 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 14 oz. boneless chicken breast cut into 1" chunks
  • 12 oz. andouille sausage sliced into 1"slices
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes undrained
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 green peppers chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 large onion coarsely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large soup pot or dutch oven combine all ingredients and mix well.  
  2. Bring to boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes or until rice is cooked
  4. Optional - add 6 oz. of uncooked shrimp the last ten minutes of cooking
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Grab a spoon and dig in! This recipe definitely was a hit at our place. 



Quick and Easy Jambalaya

3 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing with us all!

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  2. I love jambalaya and am always looking for a quick recipe to make it at home. I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing, I found you on the totally terrific Tuesday link party!

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  3. I lived in Louisiana for a very short time years ago and I couldn't get enough of the food! I need to make this and reminisce ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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