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Easy Homemade Jambalaya

ryanakarcher's picture
This homemade jambalaya is delicious. Normally I use alligator meat for this recipe but I couldn't find any this time of year so I used chicken. Watch the recipe video below and give it a try!
  Chicken breast/Alligator, pork, shrimp, scallops, or frog legs 1 Pound, sliced (cut into 1 inch thin strips)
  Hot italian turkey sausage/Pork sausage 1 Pound
  Safflower oil 3 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red bell pepper 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
  Fresh parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce, chopped
  Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Green onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Louisiana hot sauce 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cajun seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  White rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)

1. Chop garlic, celery, red bell pepper, parsley, keep aside.
2. On a chopping board cut the chicken breast into thin strips, set aside.

3. In a cast iron skillet, heat safflower oil and stir-fry the chicken pieces until turned white.
4. Remove the chicken pieces and place the sausages on the skillet for cooking.
5. To cook the sausages, fry them on both sides until brown.
6. Add water and let the sausages simmer in the liquid.
7. Once cooked, slice the sausages into bite size pieces.
8. In the skillet, saute chopped red bell pepper, garlic, parsley, and celery for about 2 minutes.
9. Add chicken stock, canned tomatoes (undrained), chopped green onion, blackening seasoning, cajun seasoning, Louisiana hot sauce, and stir well for 3 minutes.
10. Add the rice, sausage, chicken, salt, oregano and cook on medium-high flame until most of the liquid is absorbed by the rice.
11. Switch the flame off, cover the skillet with a lid tightly and place it in the oven to bake at 400F for 25 minutes.

12. After the dish is baked, remove lid and move or fluff the rice around and serve on a plate.

You can also use frog legs, aligator, shrimps, crawfish in place of chicken.
And pork sausages in place of turkey sausages

Safflower oil is the best for high temperature cooking or frying as opposed to other oils.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
This one-pot New Orleans favorite is something which you shouldn't miss. Very easy to prepare, 'jambalaya' translates itself into a mix of rice and whatever meat is on hand. Ryan Karcher uses chicken to fix a quick jambalaya. Requires not more than an hour to prepare, this dish can be easily prepared from ingredients easily found in your local grocery store.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 563 Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.5%

Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 87.9 mg29.3%

Sodium 1297.7 mg54.1%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.8%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g26.1%

Sugars 3.1 g

Protein 41 g81.3%

Vitamin A 100.8% Vitamin C 96.4%

Calcium 15.6% Iron 30.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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tnlewis's picture
Easy Homemade Jambalaya Recipe Video