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!
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.
Grab a spoon and dig in! This recipe definitely was a hit at our place.