Makes 6 to 8 servings

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

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and ground peppers.

Step 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.

Step 3

Add ham to Dutch oven, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add ham to chicken; set aside.

Step 4

Add onions and next 3 ingredients to Dutch oven, and cook 5 minutes, stirring to loosen any browned bits.

Step 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.

Step 6

Peel shrimp; devein, if desired.

Step 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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