Jambalaya is a classic Creole dish that combines rice with a variety of other ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and some type of meat or shellfish. This easy one-dish meals features both smoked sausage and shredded rotisserie chicken.
2 teaspoons canola oil
6 ounces reduced-fat smoked sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 fresh thyme sprigs
1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
How to Make It
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage; sauté 1 minute or until browned. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Add rice and next 5 ingredients (through broth); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is done. Remove thyme sprigs; discard. Stir in tomatoes and chicken. Cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
This is the second worst things I've ever made in my life. Bad texture, bland flavor (I added some Cajun spice), smoky sausage was nasty & overwhelming--waste of a delicious rotisserie chicken. If you are going to make this I'd suggest you make ALL the modifications the Reviewers are suggestion as this needs some serious help.
OK, easy supper, nothing special, chose this because we had everything on hand incl some frozen low-fat andouille. Probably would have been better if we'd used a cajun blend instead of just the red pepper & salt. And probably should have drained the tomatoes. Served with the recommended breadsticks. Edible.
I think it is a good start, but definitely lacks flavour!
I think next time I will use more ground red pepper, some cajun spice and add the tomatoes earlier to infuse more flavours!
I am hoping the leftovers are better after the flavours have had time to meld!
I agree with the other reviewers this lacks some flavor. I added the canned tomatoes half way through the cooking time. Added a good helping of cajun seasoining and it was perfect. Putting in tomatoes at the end will give you a wet rice.
i made this the other night and substituted the rice with a mixture of forbidden (black) rice and brown. it did seem a little tame spice wise so i'll definitely be adding more next time i make this. probably the mr lees hot sauce i buy at wahoo's fish tacos.
I must have done something differently than the other reviewers, because this was a hit in our house. Maybe not authentic jambalaya, but what do you expect from a good-for-you recipe? The tip in the magazine said to use chicken sausage if you can't find the sausage called for in the recipe, so I used andouille chicken sausage that I found in the organic section of the grocery store. We liked it so much that, since I had most of the ingredients still on hand, I made another batch for our tailgate tomorrow.
I always seem to have all the ingredients on hand for this recipe. I added two jalapeno peppers and Zatarains red beans and rice and it turned out very good with lots of flavor. I loved the simplicity and it was very quick, great recipe for leftover chicken.
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