Thursday, October 25, 2018

SAUSAGE & CHICKEN CAJUN JAMBALAYA



SAUSAGE & CHICKEN CAJUN JAMBALAYA




Sausage & Chicken Cajun Jambalaya has all of the flavors of an authentic jambalaya recipe.  This sausage jambalaya comes together easily in one pot, is gluten-free and dairy-free for a simple and healthier Cajun dinner recipe.




Ingredients

·         2 Tbsp oil divided
·         1.5 lbs chicken cut into ½-inch pieces
·         12 oz andouille sausage cut into ½-inch slices
·         1 ½ tsp salt divided
·         ¾ tsp pepper divided
·         2 c onion finely chopped
·         1 c celery finely chopped
·         1 c bell pepper finely chopped
·         2 cloves garlic
·         1 tsp thyme dried
·         1 tsp basil dried
·         ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
·         1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce gluten free
·         1 6-oz can tomato paste
·         1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes with juice
·         2 ½ c long grain white rice rinsed and drained
·         4 ½ - 5 c chicken broth
·         Fresh parsley finely chopped





Instructions

1.   In a large pot, or Dutch oven, add 1 tablespoon oil, sausage, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
2.    Add chicken and continue cooking over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
3.    Remove sausage and chicken from the pot and set aside.
4.    Drizzle another tablespoon of olive oil into the Dutch oven and then add onion, celery and bell pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until vegetables are almost tender. Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
5.    Place chicken and sausage back into the pot.
6.    In a small bowl combine remaining 1 teaspoon salt, ½ tsp pepper, thyme, basil and cayenne pepper. Toss to combine.
7.    Add seasoning mix, Worcestershire, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes to the meat and veggies. Stir to combine.
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