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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32 comments

  1. Quick and delicious…a lovely meal!

  2. I made one small change by omitting the orange pepper and adding in a sliced onion. This dish was a huge hit with my family…really delicious. Thank you!

  3. Hi. Instead of Rice wine vineger, is that any substitute?

  4. Hi, can I substitute unrefined sugar for white sugar?

  5. I just made this again for dinner as we have snow peas in abundance in our garden. This time I substituted ketchup with ground fresh chili paste by Hoy Fung Foods, Inc (in support for this company) and it was really good! I used my Fitday program and put the ingredients in with 5 servings and came up with 466 Calories per serving, 20 g fat, 3 Fiber, 46 g protein. I could take 48 more calories off per serving by using a non-stick skillet with a little skillet spay and leave out the olive oil. This is a nice quick ad easy recipe for all those snow peas.

  6. Can you substitute Apple Cider Vinegar for the White Vinegar or would it alter the taste too much?

  7. Less than 30 mins (including prep), and really yummy!! I added mushrooms and a few shakes of crushed red pepper – worth the try!

  8. Tried this tonight as a way to “clean” my fridge and use some veggies that I needed to get rid off – green pepper, white onion, mushrooms – and I’m so glad I did. This recipe is delicious! The hubby loved it too, he went back for seconds :) I omitted the corn starch, switched sugar for honey and used peanuts instead of cashews.

  9. This looks ridiculously good – can’t wait to give it a try! Pinned!

  10. Wow, what great shots! The dish practically jumps off the page and into my mouth. I wish! :-)

  11. Kung Pao Chicken is one of my favorite dishes to order when eating out. I love your recipe and your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  12. This sounds so good, definitely making this for dinner soon!

  13. How can I reduce the calories, fat and salt ect and make it more of a healthy dish

    • Sodium content is very low, and saturated fat as well which is the bad fat. The other fats, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated are healthy. The dish already has a grade A so it is pretty good. If you like just use 1 tablespoon of olive oil instead of two and perhaps less chicken and more veggies. Rather than that I am not sure what else you can do. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like it.

  14. I have noticed you use a WOK to cook with but put a link for a “large skillet” in the article. Is there a specific wok you use? I’ve had several that didn’t last, and want one I can actually hand down like my cast iron skillets.
    Your dish looks delish!!

    • The one that I cooked this recipe in is actually the link for the skillet. I don’t have a wok. I have purchased two and had to throw them away both so I gave up. The link with the pan is actually the one I used :-) Sorry I can’t help you on the wok department!

  15. Miryam this is DELICIOUS!! My husband (born and raised in hong kong) said it tasted authentic!! I was so chuffed!
    I substituted rice vinegar for white wine as thats what i had in the cupboard, snow peas for sugar snap (none atm locally) and palm coconut sugar for the raw (again whats in my cupboard!) I also added 1.5tsp chilli flakes ( I assumed when you say pepper flakes you mean crushed chilli flakes?) and some garlic with the ginger as I have a ground paste!

    Your website is fast becoming my favourite!

    Thank you for sharing your passion with us!

    Kiran

  16. This recipe was soo good! It’s the best Asian recipe I’ve made at home! I used the vegetable combinations from the Kung Pao Cauliflower, substituted stevia for the sugar, and served over cauliflower fried rice – awesome!! :)

  17. Oh, and I also added some sriracha :)

  18. Do you soak your cashews before cooking with them?

  19. I served this over quinoa instead of rice. Excellent recipe & so colorful, makes it that much more appetizing! Thank you!!

  20. made this tonight ” my family went crazy! I added a teaspoon of Sesame oil and it added more yuminess! 
    THANK YOU!!!!!

  21. We made this last night and it was very good. I cut the sugar in the sauce by half, and also added in fresh green beans, mushrooms and tofu. I doubled the batch, but 5 people gobbled most of it up. Very good!

  22. This is delicious and so easy! Served it over cauliflower rice. Yum!

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