Chicken Jambalaya

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

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
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

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