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Jambalaya is a Louisiana born dish that has French and Spanish influence. The name Jambalaya comes from a region in southern France and it is similar to the Spanish dish Paella. It is a delicious Cajun rice dish, consisting mainly of meat and rice. This dish is full of flavor and hearty!



1 lb. andouille or kielbasa sausage

12 oz. shrimp

3 boneless skinless chicken thighs

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped

1 cup onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 green onions, sliced

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes

2 cups white rice

2 1/2 cups water

1 beef bouillon cube

1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp oregano

1 tbsp Cajun seasoning

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper


Cook onions, celery, peppers, and garlic in oil, in a large, hot skillet. Once the vegetables are tender add the chicken and sausage. Add rice, tomatoes, water, bouillon cube, worcestershire, and seasoning. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Add shrimp about 5 minutes before finished cooking and cook until shrimp is pink. Garnish with sliced green onions over the top.

For a video tutorial visit my YouTube channel.

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