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Jambalaya

Anyone else love Cajun food? My family and I are obsessed! Something about the unique mixture of spices and ingredients has us hooked.

Since my family loves Cajun food so much, I thought it would be fun to come up with my own jambalaya recipe. It has been a hit, and I’m sure it’ll be a hit for your family as well!

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Jambalaya

The perfect blend of Cajun spices, sausage, shrimp, and rice.

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Ingredients

3 T olive oil

1 lb chicken thighs, cut into 1” cubes or use rotisserie chicken, cut into bit size pieces

1 lb Andouille sausage, thinly sliced into rounds

3 bell peppers, cored and diced ( I like to use red, yellow, and orange)

2 ribs celery, diced

1 jalapeno, finely chopped

1 onion, chopped

5 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper

1 teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (up to 1 t)

3 tablespoon flour

1 tablespoon creole seasoning

1 teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

4 cups chicken stock

1 ½ cups rice

1 lb raw large shrimp, peeled and tails removed

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon creole seasoning

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon chili powder

Kosher salt and pepper

Cilantro, chopped

Scallions, sliced

Instructions

Heat oil in large stockpot. Add chicken and sausage and saute for 5-7 minutes (or so), until chicken is

cooked through and the sausage is browned and crisped. Remove and set aside on a plate.

Add extra oil to the pot and pour in the peppers, celery, jalapeno, onion, and garlic, salt and pepper.

Saute for 6-8 minutes; or until the vegetables are soft and translucent. Add thyme, oregano, cayenne,

flour, creole, cumin, paprika, Worcestershire, and chili powder; and cook for 2-3 minutes until the

seasonings combine with the vegetables. Add the can of tomatoes, chicken stock, and rice; and bring it

to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 25-25 minutes – stirring every 3-5 minutes, so that the rice

doesn’t burn!

Meanwhile, place the shrimp in a medium size bowl. Combine the remaining seasonings, (listed under

the shrimp) – oregano, red pepper flakes, creole, cumin, paprika, and chili powder; and toss with the

shrimp. Heat olive oil in a skillet and saute for 2 minutes, turn and saute until cooked through and

opaque.

When the rice is done, stir the chicken, sausage, and shrimp into the rice mixture. Season with salt and

pepper. Serve, topped with chopped cilantro and scallions.

 

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