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Weeknight Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Weeknight Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Weeknight Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Weeknight Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 pound Cajun smoked sausage (like andouille), sliced into 1/4-inch rounds

1 pound chicken breasts, cubed

1 large onion, chopped

1 large bell pepper, seeded and chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

Pinch dried red pepper flakes (optional)

2 bay leaves

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 teaspoon Creole seasoning

2 cups parboiled rice (sometimes called converted rice)

Preparation

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Servings: 6 to 8

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and chicken. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently until the sausage has browned. Using a slotted spoon, remove meat from the skillet and set aside, leaving the remaining oil in the pot.

Add the onion and pepper. Cook 5 minutes until the onions are translucent, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. 

Add tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, red pepper flakes (if desired), bay leaves, broth and Creole seasoning. Bring to a boil.

Stir in rice, and return chicken and sausage to the pot. Cover, reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until rice is tender and most liquid is absorbed.