Saturday, December 03, 2016

Cajun Jambalaya

1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil...
1 1⁄2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 lb andouille sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 large onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, diced
1⁄2 green bell pepper, diced
1⁄2 red bell pepper, diced
1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
1⁄4 teaspoon sweet paprika
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 1⁄2 cups long grain rice
1 (14 ounce) can tomatoes, chopped,with juice
2 cups chicken broth or 2 cups stock
8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and devein
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 green onions, finely chopped

I add extra meat and season to taste  


DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large pan or Dutch oven, brown chicken in hot oil on both sides; remove and drain.
Add andouille, onion, celery, bell pepper, thyme, oregano, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper to the pan, cooking and stirring for about 5 minutes until onions are tender.
Add rice, tomatoes with juice, and broth; bring to a boil.
Place rice mixture in a baking dish or oven-proof casserole; top with chicken; cover (can use foil) and bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until rice and chicken are done and tender.
Stir in shrimp, parsley, and green onions; cover and cook 5-8 minutes longer or until shrimp curl and turn bright pink and serve.