Chicken-and-Ham Jambalaya With Shrimp

This wonderfully flavored one-dish meal is adapted from Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen by Eula Mae Doré and Marcelle Bienvenu.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound skinned and boned chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 medium-size yellow onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 celery ribs, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 (16-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pounds medium-size fresh shrimp
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions tops
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice, rinsed and drained

Preparation

  1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and ground peppers.
  2. Cook chicken in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until brown on all sides. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.
  3. Add ham to Dutch oven, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add ham to chicken; set aside.
  4. Add onions and next 3 ingredients to Dutch oven, and cook 5 minutes, stirring to loosen any browned bits.
  5. Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid. Stir reserved liquid and chicken broth into Dutch oven. Add chicken and ham; cover and cook over low heat 45 minutes.
  6. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired.
  7. Mash cooked garlic against side of Dutch oven, and blend into the mixture. Add shrimp, green onions, and remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
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