Cajun Chicken Jambalaya

 

I found myself making this Cajun chicken jambalaya after making the home made Cajun seasoning a few days ago. It was really yummy although a bit of a pain in the neck with the sauteing of the chicken….the oil kind of got everywhere…..oh well the end result was excellent so well worth all of the oil splatering :-)

This dish is extremely versatile, one of my favorite things. If you want you can add any other veggies, omit the chicken and perhaps make it with seafood or just simply keep it vegetarian by just adding veggies.

Now that I have home made Cajun seasoning I will be making this often varying the protein in the dish.

I hope you are having a good start of the year, until my next post…..

Enjoy!!

Here you can see the veggies, the chicken and the rice being mixed in right before adding the chicken stock. I first added about 5 cups of the chicken stock but found myself I had to still add at least one more cup for the rice to finish cooking!

This was my first serving and after feeding 4 1/2 people there were no leftovers :-)

I had my Cajun chicken jambalaya rice with a huge cup of Moscato wine….just my favorite wine since it is sweet ;-)

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Cajun Chicken Jambalaya

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

6-8 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2-3 peppers. chopped
2-3 carrots, chopped
1 lb chicken breast, pieces, I always use organic chicken
1 lb chicken sausage, chopped
2 cups whole grain or brown rice
2-3 tbsp Cajun spices
1 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes
5-6 cups chicken stock
2-3 green onions, optional
Pepper flakes, optional

 

Directions:

Over medium heat, heat the oil in a large pan and add the chicken and chicken sausage (the chicken sausage will cook rather fast so remove it from the pan after 2-3 minutes, just when you see that it has browned).

Keep cooking the chicken for another 2-3 minutes. Add the onion, chopped peppers, carrots and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the chopped can tomatoes and cook for another 1 minute.

Add the rice and stir. Add the Cajun spices and mix in well. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer, then turn the heat down to medium-low. (At this stage I added 5 cups of chicken stock but had to add another extra cup to cook the rice further)

Once the rice its almost cooked add the chicken sausage and finish cooking the rice, it took me about 30 minutes. Turn of heat and let the rice rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle the green onions and pepper flakes if using.

 

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33 comments

  1. Delish! All in one skillet is just perfect and easy!

  2. I’d love to give this curry and these pans a whirl! After five moves in six years, our cookware has seen better days. A spring refresh is definitely order. Thanks for sharing your recipe (curry is a favorite stand-by), as well as the opportunity! Cheers.

  3. Looks delicious! We just bought a new stove and realized how junky all of our pans are. Time for some replacements!

  4. Curry is always great…esp. when you have a rainy and chilly spring!

  5. Great recipe!  And having good cookware makes such a huge difference in enjoying cooking!

  6. I can’t wait to try this curry!

  7. this is not something I have ever tried but it looks delicious

  8. I would definitely put these to good use! I would like to try some new pasta recipes for summer! 

  9. This looks yummy! I would definitely put these to good use! I would like to try some new pasta recipes for summer! 

  10. I am a FIEND for good cookware, and am  loving the sound of that skillet! I love that I can use it in the oven, and it has such a wonderful rustic look to it. Beautiful, indeed. And that curry? Sluuuuurp! I want it for dinner on allll the nights!

  11. A new set of pans would be heavenly! I always love a new cooking adventure! And as I have never made a curry, this would be the perfect recipe to start with in those new pans! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. You had me at Curry. Love the addition of coconut milk. The Two go together so well. I would throw in some kale or collards as well. Yum. I would love to whip this up in some new cookware from Circulon.

  13. my boyfriend and i love cooking new recipes together as a date night! the pans would be put to very good use :)

  14. The assortment of pans that come with this set is all you need for most meals. Most of our meals are cooked on the stovetop, and for those that aren’t, the cookie pan would bake those things.

  15. I recently found out that my best friend has not replaced her pans in 22 years. While I would love to keep these for me, I would instead give them to her for her birthday.

  16. I would love to give them to my sister who is going through a divorce and starting over!  My email is [email protected]

  17. i really want to make fried rice in this

  18. I would love to make chicken stir fry :)

  19. I would love eating and making chicken curry!

  20. I would use the pans daily for everything! I would love to make tuna croquettes in them first.

  21. The one piece of Circulon is probably my most used cookware. I’d love to have more that I can use for omelets. smothered chicken breasts, rice, and so much more.

  22. i’d love to make a vegetable stir fry in this!

  23. i would be using it for vegetable stir fry

  24. I would make a variety of omelets and lots of other food.

  25. I love making different types of egg white and veggie mixes

  26. I would use it for eggs

  27. I would make some balsamic chicken!

  28. My dad is a chef and he would love this!

  29. I’m not sure what I would make but it would definitely involve chicken. i love the recipe that you made! 

  30. Interesting to read at these pans! I need a good pan for Sunday brunches.
    Thanks.
    Chicken curry looks wonderful, too.

  31. Made this for dinner tonight. It is soooo good! Thank you for the recipe!

  32. this looks delicious! I’m adopting a healthier lifestyle so I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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