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Making Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

 

How to Make Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

We thoroughly enjoy eating Cajun dishes with the hearty, spicy, bold flavors for which they are known.

This simple one-pot Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya recipe is a favorite and comes together fairly quickly even on a busy weeknight.

First it requires a little bit of chopping and slicing (chopping onion and green pepper, slicing the andouille sausage, and mincing some garlic — if you don’t buy it already minced). P.S. Our bamboo cutting board pictured below is a phenomenal tool for this step!

 

Ingredients for Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

 

Start the jambalaya off right by sautéing in a hot skillet with a little melted butter or hot oil, the chopped green pepper, onion (I prefer yellow), and minced garlic.

Sprinkle a little Cajun seasoning over some chicken tenderloins or cutlets and toss them in the skillet, too, turning as they cook through for 5-6 minutes.

 

Chicken, onion and peppers for Jambalaya

 

Toss in the sliced andouille sausage and cook another 3-4 minutes, allowing the sausage to heat up and the other ingredients to continue cooking. Remove skillet from heat and set aside. Remove chicken from skillet and dice into bite-size pieces, then return it to skillet.

Reduce skillet heat to medium. Now you’re ready to pour into the skillet a can of petite diced tomatoes (undrained), some brown rice (or long grain white, if you prefer), a cup of chicken broth, more Cajun seasoning along with thyme, salt and pepper, and a dash of hot pepper sauce (unless you prefer it to be less spicy).

And that’s it! Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or so until rice is cooked and has absorbed most of the broth. (See printable recipe here).

 

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya in Skillet

 

Taste to see if it needs any more seasoning before dishing it onto plates for dinner. Serves up nicely with a tossed salad or some roasted broccoli (chop fresh broccoli and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast in the oven at 375 degrees F while your jambalaya is cooking on the stove).

Not only is this meal divinely tasty and hearty enough for the guys in your household, but it is also dairy-free and gluten-free (in case you’re working around allergies).

If you enjoy Cajun and Creole cooking, here are a few other recipes you might enjoy dishing up soon:

Cajun Shrimp with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
Jambalaya Pasta (with sausage and chicken)
Crockpot Gumbo
Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

Items used in the making of this dish (affiliate links mean it doesn’t cost you any more, but your purchase supports Dish Dish, and we thank you):

Cajun seasoning
Favorite skillet
Emeril knife set
Serving spoons
Skillet lids

Does your family enjoy Cajun meals, too? Please leave us a comment below about your favorites or other ideas (or if you have questions); we love hearing from you!

June 22nd, 2019

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