Chicken, Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe

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Louisiana knows how to do comfort food! Try this recipe for Jambalaya tonight. ©Louisiana Cookin' Magazine

Whip up this extremely tasty recipe for Jambalaya using Louisiana shrimp, andouille sausage and chicken. Jambalaya is an extremely popular dish that has Spanish and French influence. It consists of meat, vegetables and rice and, let's be honest—it's straight comfort food!  

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
  • 2 pounds boneless-skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1½ cups chopped onion
  • 1½ cups chopped celery
  • 1½ cups chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1½ pounds large fresh Louisiana shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Garnish: chopped green onion

Method of Preparation:

  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium high heat; add sausage and chicken, and cook about 5 minutes or until browned. Add onion, celery, and bell pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, stirring for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add rice, and stir about 3 minutes until lightly toasted.
  2. Add tomatoes, and stir until juices are absorbed. Add broth, thyme, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, paprika, cayenne, and parsley. Add shrimp to rice mixture, and stir until combined. Cook for 2 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm.
  4. Add remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Garnish with green onion, if desired. Serve immediately.

Serves 12

Shopping tips:

When buying seafood, make sure to check labels to ensure that you're buying domestic product, from Louisiana if available. U.S. seafood tastes better and it's regulated by the FDA, so it's always safe.

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