Chicken Jambalaya

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
Directions

In a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil. Add the chicken, season lightly with salt and pepper, and brown on both sides, about 7 minutes, working in batches if necessary. Remove the chicken to a plate. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and the onions, peppers, and celery, and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, Cajun seasoning, cayenne, salt and pepper, and give it a stir. Stir in the rice. Add the chicken back to the pot, along with the broth and tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 30 minutes. (Reserve 3 cups rice mixture for Round 2 Recipe Cajun Quesadillas and Online Round 2 Recipe Cajun Red Bean and Rice Soup.) Serve, garnished with parsley.


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The recipe did not call for enough meat. Fortunately I added andouille sausage. Two cups of rice is to much. The rice overpowered the other ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty tasty. I omitted the cayenne and only used a dash of cajun seasoning b/c I don't like spicy. I used brown rice and a 10oz can of rotel tomatoes. The rotel and black pepper added enough heat for me. Next time I will add sausage. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made the original recipe before and it was very tasty. The last time I made it, I added about a half pound of sliced smoked sausage from my local deli and substituted 1 cup of white rice with brown rice. It was superb! item not reviewed by moderator and published
oh my wow! This has amazing flavor and made so much! followed the recipe exactly and came out amazing! thanks for the recipe!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was pretty good! I feel like it would be better with sausage rather than chicken, but it was still delicious. I even saved some of it to put in the quesadillas the next night. Great ideas, Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I switched the chicken for andouille chicken sausage, I was heavy handed with the veggies, and I used wild brown rice. Everyone really loved this dish, the broth has lots of flavor, and it's pretty healthy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Always a hit with my husband and it couldn't be easier to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, and super easy to make! I double the amount of cajun because my family like spicy food, but cut back on the salt and it was perfect. Definitely I´ll make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing. Totally delicious for our family's Fat Tuesday meal! And, as one reviewer also said, I can't really see much that's unhealthy (a surprise since it's so good. I'm totally impressed, very easy. Tons of flavor, just spicy enough (the cajun seasoning alone was a good spice level for this Montana household so I left out the extra cayenne. I also halved the rice and used brown rice. This recipe is a winner, one of the best I've gotten from Food Network. Try it and you won't be sorry!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe....fairly easy once all veggies chopped. I added spicy andouille sausage and shrimp. I increased the rice (brown and liquid. Very spicy + delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe ROCKED! The family loved it and said I could make whenever I want. Putting it in the dinner rotation permanently! The only changes I made were: less cayenne pepper( I don't like too spicy and added smoked sausage. Thanks for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy recipe! It was a little too spicy for my children even though I omitted the cayenne pepper, but the husband and I loved it. It makes a lot, so it would be perfect for potlucks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummy. i added shrimp. very quick meal item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. The protien to carbs is a little low for me so I use 2 1/2lbs of chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces, use brown rice instead of white rice, and up the cajun seasoning to 3 tbls and it taste great. I dont change the liquid amount even though I'm using brown rice but it does take about 40-50 minutes to cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut down on the chicken and added hot italian sausage. I also added 1 cup chicken broth too. Its very easy and everyone loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic - just the right amount of spice - my husband loved it - this will be a regular - Thanks Sandra item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is delicious and inexpensive -- and it makes a boatload! Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this recipe for my family and we all loved it! The recipe had just the right amount of spice and flavor. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it came out great. I am looking forward to making the Quesadillas tomorrow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We liked it. Easy to make and delicious. My family doesn't like anything real hot so I reduced the amount of cajun seasoning and didn't add any cayene. They loved it. I also sliced up rounds of smoked sausage, browned them, and added them to the meal. It made a lot more than 4 servings, even after taking out some for the red beans and rice soup-which was also very good. I made this last week and I am making it again, tonight. I see red beans and rice soup in our future (I used black beans instead of kidney) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great tasting recipe, I added some sausage and it turned out awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one was a winner with my family! I cut up and browned a pound of Andouille sausage before the chicken and I also used fire roasted tomatoes. It was delicious and will become my new go to jambalaya recipe. It was also super easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I though this was a very quick and easy recipe. It is delicious and was a big hit at my dinner table! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! I loved it and my daughter liked it. It was a little bit too spicy for my wimpy husband. (LOL) I even omitted the cayenne pepper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely awesome dish! I sat here for 5 minutes trying to be creative with my words-- but that pretty much sums it up- awesome. Def. a dish that you could use smoked sausages, chicken, pork, etc. I did save the 3 cups as suggested-- so I look forward to the 'round 2' recipes!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had all of the ingredients for this on hand and made it the same day the show aired. Well, I THOUGHT I had all of the ingredients. I found that I didn't have enough chicken, so I went thru my freezer and pulled out a couple of smoked pork chops and some spicy cajun sausage and added it to the chicken. It ended up making a great tasting dish that I will definitely make again! I had hoped to make the red bean and rice soup, but my husband had eaten all of the leftovers before I made it home from work the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner tonight and it was very good. I didnt add cayenne because I was out of it. honestly it was really spicy to me w just the cajun seasoning but I dont eat a lot of spicy food so that is probably why it was so spicy to me. making the quesadillas tomorrow! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We enjoyed the test run of this dish tonight. It was different and I controlled the spiciness by cutting the cayenne back a bit. I am going to try the red bean & rice soup recipe soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I happened to catch Sandra's show on a sick day and decided that once I could taste and smell again, I wanted to try this recipe. I had family over for supper tonight and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly, including my 3-year-old. Made my own Cajun seasoning, omitted the tomatoes (not a fan, and found that it took longer to prepare than the 15 minutes it alotted, but give it a 5 anyway because it was easy and flavorful and deliciously spicy. Looking forward to the round 2 recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy to make, I added more cayenne because my family likes spicy. I thought it was very tasty. I also added smoke sausage. Will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was my first time trying Jambalaya.The recipe weas easy to follow.I'll make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think if you are going to write a review you should read a little closer. What a concept that you fix the receipt before writing a review. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cayenne is the tenth ingredient on the list. Why do people feel the need to post negetively before trying it? item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is for lafayette if you red all the ingredients it calls for cayenne.evendeently you didn't read all the ingredients and overlooked the cayenne. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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