Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jambalaya recipe

Jambalaya with chicken, sausage, rice, tomatoe...
Jambalaya with chicken, sausage, rice, tomatoes, celery, and spices. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mardi Gras is quickly approaching. Now is the time to start planning your feast. You can't go wrong with this distinctly Cajun dish.

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 3 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
Cook chicken and sausage in a large pot of water until chicken is opaque and falling off the bones. Remove meat and reserve broth. Over medium heat, cook pepper, onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Add tomatoes and all seasonings. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. As you cook the mixture, add reserved broth as needed to thin the mixture. Add chicken, sausage and tomato paste. Continue simmering until you reach the preferred flavor. Add 1 cup reserved broth and rice, simmer until rice is tender, approximately 20 minutes.
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