Every once in awhile you find a recipe that is perfect for entertaining, this is it! There is nothing fancy about it but it is delicious and it will feed an army. No joke, this recipe can feed anywhere from 6-8 people. Or in my case, made 2 dinners for 3 of us, which I have no complaints about. I would eat leftovers of this recipe every day. The flavors just get better and better while all those yummy flavors fuse together. This recipe is so filling and hearty which is great PLUS it all comes together easily in one large pot which means fewer dishes to wash. And who is going to complain about having fewer dishes? NO ONE!
Just serve this dish along with a big green salad and you will have some happy and lucky folks sitting at your table.
1 lb chicken, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
12 oz andouille sausage, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
salt & pepper
large yellow onion, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
yellow bell pepper, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
6 oz can tomato sauce
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
2 1/2 c long grain white rice
32 oz chicken broth
3 green onions, chopped
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pot and add sausage.
- Cook sausage for 3–4 minutes and then add chicken.
- Continue cooking for 8–10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Transfer the cooked sausage and chicken to a bowl or plate and set aside.
- Add another 1 tbsp of olive oil to the pot and add in the onion, bell peppers, celery and garlic.
- Cook the vegetables for 6–8 minutes or until they are tender.
- Place the chicken and sausage back in the pot and add in 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, thyme, basil, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, rice, and chicken broth.
- Stir the pot and bring to a boil.
- Once the pot starts to boil, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low.
- Allow the jambalaya to simmer for 30–40 minutes. (Check it after 25 minutes and add an additional 1/2 c of water or broth if all the fluid is already absorbed and give it a good stir to ensure it isn’t burning to the bottom of the pot.)
- Remove the jambalaya from heat and allow it to sit for 3–5 minutes.
- Transfer a heaping spoonful to a plate or bowl and topped with the chopped green onions.