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Quick Jambalaya

Jambalaya, a one-pot New Orleans favorite, always includes meat or seafood and vegetables; this easy rendition is full of chicken, spicy andouille sausage, bell pepper, and onion.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 60 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup long-grain rice

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Cut into 3/4-inch pieces; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Add vegetables to pot. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in stock, Old Bay, tomatoes, and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Add rice and chicken. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand until rice is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed, 30 to 35 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 2007

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Reviews (7)

  • Terry Miller 8 Apr, 2014

    Pre cook the rice. Cook the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Mix well and eat. Came out great.

  • Amelia1111 5 Mar, 2014

    I would not recommend making this. The "quick" is totally incorrect. It took double the time for the rice to cook.

  • Yoga Joy 4 Mar, 2014

    I tinkered with the recipe a bit to reflect what I had on hand (Subbed hot links for andouille, creole seasoning for old bay, red bell pepper for green) The rice needed a lot more time to cook. Probably would have taken 30 minutes for rice to cook IF the heat had been kept on low. Aside from that, the jambalaya was very easy & quite yummy.

  • SimpleLifeandHome 4 May, 2012

    Oh-me-oh-my! It was delicious! Even better: my kids loved it, too. I didn't have the Old Bay seasoning, so I added a little paprika and thyme, plus cayenne pepper for some kick. I'm always looking for new recipes to make dinner more exciting, and this recipe hit the spot. Definitely making this again!

  • kdka30 3 Mar, 2011

    yummy. love it.

  • jen023 5 May, 2010

    This was very good and easy to make. It all came together pretty fast. The only thing I might change would be to add a little more rice next time.

  • Charlie59 20 Feb, 2010

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    yours Carl