How To Make Jambalaya At Home

Jambalaya is an old-school recipe that is made of chicken and shrimp. It is made in multiple regions including France, Spain and Africa. Today, I will be sharing this recipe with you as it is a great, authentic and rare recipe.

Jambalaya, this word means a mixture of rice with some non-vegan food. You can either include chicken, shrimps and sausages. All of these things can be included in Jambalaya.

To make Jambalaya, heat oil in a pan and cook onions and bell peppers in it. Then, add chicken, andouille sausage, tomato paste, and garlic to it and season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, rice, and old bay seasoning to it and let the rice cook. Then, add shrimps and cook them until they become pink. Garnish it with green onions and serve!

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Ingredients for Jambalaya

IngredientsAmount
Olive Oil 1 teaspoon
Onions 1
Bell Peppers 2
Kosher Salt A pinch
Black Pepper ½ teaspoon
Boneless Chicken 1 lb.
Dried Oregano 1 teaspoon
Andouille Sausage 6 oz.
Garlic 2 cloves 
Tomato Paste 2 teaspoons
Chicken Stock 2 cup
Crushed Tomatoes 15 oz
Long Grain Rice 1 cup
Old Bay Seasoning 2 teaspoons
Green Onions 2

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking Time Total Time
20 Minutes 20 Minutes 40 Minutes

Jambalaya Recipe

Jambalaya Recipe
  1. Take a large pot and add some oil to it. Keep it over medium heat and add the bell peppers and onion. Stir them and season them with some salt and pepper. Cook it until soft for about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the chicken with some salt and pepper and stir it well. Cook the chicken until it is golden brown in color and add the andouille sausage, tomato paste, and garlic to it. Cook this whole mix for about 2 minutes until a sweet aroma comes out.
  3. In the same pot, add the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, rice, and old bay seasoning. Lower the heat and cover it with a lid until the rice is perfectly cooked. It will take about 20 minutes.
  4. Now, pour in the shrimps and cook them until they change their color to pink. Say 3-5 minutes.
  5. And finally, when everything is ready, serve with some fresh green onion on the top.

Nutritional Breakdown of Jambalaya

Calories 465.1 
Protein 28.1 g
Sugars 2 g
Fats 19.8 g
Cholesterol 73.1 mg
Carbohydrates 42.4 g

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