I recently returned home from a trip to New Orleans where I got to stay in the French Quarter and enjoy an limitless amount of options for good (and I mean GOOD) cajun food. Coming home from the trip, I was missing the food almost immediately and decided that I need to make some at home as well. Enter this Easy Cajun Jambalaya recipe.
I began looking around and researching some Jambalaya recipes online, I wanted something that tasted good but wasn’t too difficult. Once a recipe hits too many steps, I am about done. I found a few and kind of combined them together to create somewhat of my own little dish. It was easy to make and really pretty affordable. For about $15 you can make this and feed a family of four.
Some of the other recipes I found had extra spices, and while those may be more up your alley, I try to be simple and cheap when I am cooking at home.
At last, behold! If you do get the chance to make this, I would love to hear in the comments what you think of it!
Easy Cajun Jambalaya
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil, can use Vegetable
- 1 lb chicken breast cut in 1 inch chunks
- 1 lb Andouille sausage cut in 1/4 inch pieces, can use smoked sausage
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 rib celery
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tomato chopped
- 2 tsp Creole Seasoning
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 1 can chicken stock
Heat oil in skillet on medium high heat. Add chicken and sausage and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from skillet.
In the same skillet add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Cook on medium heat until softened. Add tomato, Creole Seasoning and Cayenne Pepper.
Add the chicken & sausage back to the vegetable and seasoning mixture. Add the rice and chicken stock. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover for 25 minutes or until rice is tender.