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Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya

Lee Harrelson
Yield

6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Consider sound when cooking this dish. The andouille sizzles loudly at first, then quiets as it renders fat, indicating that it's nearly done. The vegetables cook softly as they release liquid. But the noise increases as they start to caramelize. Don't worry if the bottom of the pan becomes dark brown or even black in parts before you add the broth; it deepens the flavor of the dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups andouille sausage (about 7 1/2 ounces), cut into (1/4-inch-thick) slices
  • 3 cups finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 cups finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 3/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 484
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 13.7 g
  • satfat 3.8 g
  • monofat 6.3 g
  • polyfat 2.7 g
  • protein 30.5 g
  • carbohydrate 63.3 g
  • fiber 5.7 g
  • cholesterol 78 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 835 mg
  • calcium 79 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook until sizzling quiets (about 8 minutes), stirring occasionally.

  2. Add bell pepper, onion, celery, and bay leaves; cook until vegetables are golden brown, sizzle loudly, and begin to squeak (about 14 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add chicken and next 8 ingredients (through garlic); cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add tomato puree; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Stir in green onions.