New Orleans style Jambalaya

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This is one of the many recipes that I have put together. I have traveled to New Orleans so many times in my life that it is like a second home. My home is only 2 hours away so its so easy to go there and enjoy the culture and the great food. I think that you will enjoy this recipe and the changes that you can make with it. If you like to add shrimp, then go for it. Maybe so crab meat. Jambalaya is the dish you can use to try different things and still have a great meal for your family. But jambalaya is only as good as the New Orleans french bread that you serve it with.  ENJOY!

1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups diced andouille sausage
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced bell pepper
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups diced chicken ( I use rotisserie chicken from a local market)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
2 cups long grain rice (Zatarain’s)
2 cups tomato sauce
2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon hot sauce
Salt and fresh ground pepper

Melt the butter in a medium pot oner medium heat. Add the sausage, onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic and salute until the sausage begains to brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the chicken and allow to brown on all side. I like to use rotisory chicken already cooked. Add the herbs, tomato sauce, chicken stock, hot sauce and salt and pepper. Let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes and then add the cooked rice10 minutes before serving

3 thoughts on “New Orleans style Jambalaya

  1. Oh I’m drooling. I might try this but I’ll use seafood instead of chicken. Thank you for sharing. Now I’m hungry! 🙂


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