About the Dish:
Jambalaya is a spicy Creole dish that originated in Louisiana. It is a flavorful and hearty one-pot dish that combines rice with a variety of proteins such as shrimp, chicken, and sausage. The dish is seasoned with a blend of spices and vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and celery. Jambalaya is known for its bold flavors and is a popular dish during Mardi Gras celebrations and other festive occasions in Louisiana.
|Chicken thighs||1 pound|
|Andouille sausage||1 pound|
|Diced tomatoes||1 can|
|Chicken broth||2 cups|
|Long grain rice||1 cup|
|Cajun seasoning||2 tablespoons|
|Hot sauce||1 tablespoon|
|Black pepper||to taste|
- Step 1: Heat a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the diced sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the sausage from the skillet and set aside.
- Step 2: In the same skillet, add the chicken thighs and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
- Step 3: Add the bell peppers, onion, celery, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
- Step 4: Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, rice, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir everything together.
- Step 5: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet and let the jambalaya simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
- Step 6: While the jambalaya is simmering, remove the skin and bones from the cooked chicken thighs. Shred the chicken meat and set aside.
- Step 7: Once the rice is cooked, stir in the cooked shrimp, shredded chicken, and reserved sausage. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and cooked through.
- Step 8: Serve the jambalaya hot, garnished with green onions, if desired. Enjoy!