Chicken Jambalaya I Recipe -
Chicken Jambalaya I Recipe

Chicken Jambalaya I

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"This is a one-skillet chicken and rice dish with veggies, herbs and just a slight spicy kick!"

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  1. Melt butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add celery, onion and green bell pepper and saute until tender. Stir in tomatoes, broth, rice, thyme or basil, garlic salt, ground black pepper, hot pepper sauce and bay leaf.
  2. Bring all to a boil; reduce heat, cover skillet and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in chicken or turkey and cook until heated through. Discard bay leaf and serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2002

Thank You..Thank You...Thank You. I have found so many "Jambalaya" recipes that add really strange and non traditional ingredients and then forget what makes Jambalaya what it is...the spices. This is the first recipe in a long time that I have seen that remembers to put Thyme in the list of ingredients. It turned out wonderful! Hats off to you Suzanne!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 09, 2011

This was good - but it wasn't jambalaya according to my husband. I usually make the slow cooker version on this site and I guess I will go back to making that for next year's Fat Tuesday. I did add shrimp - and I thought it was good. But it wasn't jambalaya.

May 14, 2003

very yummy recipe. try adding smoked sausage like keilbasa and/ or red beans, i did and it was excellent, will make again.

Apr 03, 2008

Yummy. The first time I made this recipe I followed it exactly and it was good. I made it again tonight and instead of using white rice I used the small 5 oz. package of Vigo yellow rice and the whole 14 ounces of chicken broth. Very moist and much tastier.

May 14, 2003

I invited a guest to my home for dinner who was from Alabama. This was the request for dinner and I had never made it before. Allrecipes to the rescue. My guest had 2 servings and said it tasted like Mom's! I did add about a pound of raw shrimp just before serving as well as a broiled, hot sausage. It was great! Thanks. CS, Kaysville, Utah

Feb 21, 2007

First time making Jambalaya...Ive never even tried it because I dont like seafood. I made this last night for some friends and everyone scraped their bowls clean. My boyfriend doesnt care for pork so I just made this with the chicken, cooked the rice before which worked well, also added some cayenne and garlic. Not too hot but hot enough...I had to ask my friend whom is Creole if it looked/tasted right...he gave me the thumbs up!! Will definitely make this again, everyone was upset there werent any leftovers even though I doubled the recipe. So quick and easy to make!! Love it!

May 14, 2003

This recipe was okay, not a big fan of spicy food so I ommitted the hot sauce, used red pepper flakes instead. I would recommend more thyme and basil to the recipe.

Sep 21, 2010

i added fresh garlic and regular salt, omitted the celery, and used crushed peppers instead of hot sauce---i also used rotel's diced tomatoes and jalepenos instead of just tomatoes i cooked the chicken with the onions and bell pepper, omitted the celery and added a dash of creole seasoning very hot! everyone loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 25.1 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 563 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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