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    Spicy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

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    30 mins

    30 mins

    SueVM's Note:

    I found this recipe in a Mr. Foods magazine and it has become a family favorite. Do use a spicy sausage for this dish as I have found using just plain pork sausage meat does not work as well.

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    1. 1
      In a large pot melt butter over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and saute 5 minutes stirring often.
    3. 3
      Add shrimp, chicken bay leaves and thyme. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside and the shrimp is opaque.
    4. 4
      Stir in paprika until thoroughly mixed with other ingredients.
    5. 5
      Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, worcestershire sauce and hot sauce until well mixed.
    6. 6
      Add sausage and ham stirring well. Add crawfish (if using) and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid returns to a boil.
    7. 7
      Stir in scallions, salt and rice. Reduce heat to low, cover with lid and cook 30 minutes or until the rice is tender.
    8. 8
      Serve with fresh crusty french bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 07, 2013


      Very nice jambalaya, more authentic than our previous "go-to". Given the choice of 1-3 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, I used 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce, and that yielded 1-alarm spice level, much to DH's liking. This recipe used my 6 1/2 quart Le Creuset pot to advantage. I saved 2 full 2-serving dinners and 1 single serving dinner (which I had counted on!). DH requested that I cut the Andouille (Aidell's pork Cajun Style Andouille) into coins in the future so he could find them and evaluate their contribution better. We love jambalaya, so I bought Spanish Jamon Serrano for its superior taste for the smoked ham; it was easily distinguishable in its 1/2" cubes. In our house this recipe was considered an act of love. We will definitely make this again! Made for I Recommend tag game based on Karen Elizabeth's review.

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    • on June 12, 2009


      I love jambalaya, total comfort food in one pan! I didn't use the seafood because the girls were eating, and I added the hot pepper sauce separately to our plates (DH and I), but otherwise an excellent jambalaya. I made the full amount, which guaranteed me a good lunch today and I know DH is also enjoying it at home! You just cant go wrong with jambalaya, one of the few 'exotic' dishes my mother (an unenthusiastic cook) ever mastered, possibly why I enjoy it so! Made for Family Picks, ZWT5, Jammin' Java Jivers

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    • on June 03, 2009


      Must admit that not only have I never made jambalaya but I've never tasted it before either, & the misfortune is totally my own ~ Loved the taste of this dish, & thoroughly enjoyed its preparation, too! This was one of those recipe that I followed right on down & then ended up sharing with two sets of neighbors who were wondering what all the activity was all about! EVERYONE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! The one thing I held back on (using only the minimum indicated) was the hot pepper sauce, but that's just my heat-intolerance showing! Thank you for sharing a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed while enjoying the Cajun atmosphere in New Orleans during ZWT5]

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

    Serving Size: 1 (529 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 718.1
    Calories from Fat 179
    Total Fat 19.9 g
    Saturated Fat 8.2 g
    Cholesterol 265.9 mg
    Sodium 1843.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 75.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 11.9 g
    Protein 57.4 g

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