Recipe courtesy of Team Tailg8n

World Champion Jambalaya

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 smoked chicken (recommended: Bailey's)

2 ounces Creole seasoning

1 1/2 quarts chicken stock

1 cup diced red onion

1/2 cup diced celery

2 links Cajun sausage

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

1/2 pounds smoked andouille sausage

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

8 ounces butter

1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper

2 diced jalapeno peppers (remove the seed)

1-ounce chopped garlic

1 (8-ounce) can spiced tomatoes with green chiles

1 pound small gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined

8 ounces diced smoked crimini mushrooms

2 ounces sun-dried tomatoes

1 pound orzo pasta


  1. Debone the chicken and add the meat to a medium bowl. Cover and set aside.
  2. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chicken bones, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Cut the Cajun and andouille sausage into small pieces. Melt the butter in heavy stock pot over medium-high heat, and saute the sausage until browned.
  4. Add the seasoning, onion, celery, peppers, and garlic and saute until caramelized.
  5. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Strain the bones from the chicken stock and measure 32 ounces of liquid. Stir