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Delicious and Authentic Homemade Jambalaya from Gimme Some Oven: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/jambalaya-recipe/


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 celery (ribs, chopped)
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (small, cored and diced)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (small, cored and diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (small, cored and diced)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 pound andouille sausage (thinly sliced into rounds)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice (or uncooked white)
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning (or Cajun)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (crushed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 cup okra (thinly-sliced, optional)
  • salt
  • fresh parsley (optional)
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    1. Heat 2 tablespoons. olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add celery, onion, bell peppers, jalapeno and garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft and mostly cooked. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, chicken and sausage, and stir to combine. Continue sauteing for an additional 5 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink and mostly cooked.
    2. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, rice, Cajun spice, bay leaf, thyme, and cayenne, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 25-30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked, stirring occasionally. (Don't forget to stir, or the rice may burn on the bottom of the pan.)
    3. Once the rice is tender, add in the shrimp and okra and stir to combine. Let the mixture continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked and pink. Remove bay leaf and season the jambalaya with salt and pepper and hot sauce and additional Cajun/Creole seasoning if needed. Remove from heat and serve with optional garnishes if desired.
    4. *If you like spicy jambalaya, I recommend adding 2 jalapenos with their seeds in. If you like it mild, I'd go with just 1 seeded jalapeno. Or you can go somewhere in between, and always add extra hot sauce at the end if it's too mild.
    5. **I also like heavily seasoned jambalaya, so I go with a full 2 Tbsp. If you think that might be too much, I recommend adding just 1 Tbsp and then taste-testing the rice before adding the shrimp. If you want to add more at that point, just stir some extra seasoning in when you add the shrimp.

    NutritionView More

    Sodium69% DV1650mg
    Fat75% DV49g
    Protein133% DV68g
    Carbs28% DV85g
    Fiber36% DV9g
    Calories1050Calories from Fat440
    Total Fat49g75%
    Saturated Fat13g65%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat440
    Total Carbohydrate85g28%
    Dietary Fiber9g36%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C250%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Amanda F. 2 years ago
    delicious. we love spices so turned that up a bit but good either way!