Thursday, June 19, 2008

Easy Cajun Jambalaya

Oh yum. I made this Easy Cajun Jambalaya just the other day and it is good!! I found it at Allrecipes and changed only one little bitty thing- I did not put any hot pepper sauce in the food when cooking it. I was worried it would be too spicy for Elizabeth, so I left it out and everyone else added dashes of hot sauce to their food after it was served.

This is a keeper!!

Easy Cajun Jambalaya

Yields: 6 servings

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
8 ounces kielbasa, diced
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 cups uncooked white rice
4 cups chicken stock
3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Saute chicken and kielbasa until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Season with cayenne, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, or until onion is tender and translucent. Add rice, then stir in chicken stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.

(To all you Weight Watcher friends, Allrecipes almost always has the nutritional information posted on the website with each recipe. So, you can use that to figure out how many points there is per serving!!!)


Tammy said...

I just made jambalaya last Friday night, for company. It is one of my husband's favorite recipes, so I don't know how he'd feel with me trying new recipes. :-D This looks good too! My recipe has crushed tomatoes in it, as well as ham. Otherwise, it looks pretty similar!

Anonymous said...

My Hubby loves Jambalaya but I've never had any luck in making it. Thanks for this recipe!☺

Julieann said...

oh, it looks so yummy!



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