Jenny's Jambalaya Recipe -
Jenny's Jambalaya Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Jenny's Jambalaya

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"Chicken, sausage, and shrimp on rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    50 mins


  1. Select a medium-high setting for an electric skillet; heat oil in hot skillet. Cook onion in oil until soft. Stir in tomatoes, chicken, and sausage. Season with garlic powder, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir in rice, pour in broth, and add shrimp.
  2. Cover electric skillet. Cook at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until rice is tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2003

I've been coming to for a couple years now, and while so many recipes are wonderful this is the FIRST time I felt so inclined to return to write a review. The flavor and kick was just what I was looking for in a jambalya receipe. The family can't shovel it in fast enough. Mmmmmm good!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2010

I'm giving this a three for ingredients. I have always loved jambalaya so has my bf. I ended up adding about a tbls of cajun seasoning and would have added more but I ran out. I reccoment using tomatoes with chilis or adding your own. I added 1 tbls of Franks hot sauce. None of this was enough. I ended up adding a good shake of red pepper flakes, garlic powder and about 1 to 2 tbls of hot sauce I bought in Costa Rica called Chillero. All of this was delicious but flavour was definitly lacking in this recipe

Oct 06, 2003

Very good recipe, though I did make some alterations. I use 2 cans of tomatoes and green chilis (I like my jambalaya with a kick to it)instead of the stewed tomatoes, I use either smoked sausage or kielbasa instead of the sausage links, and I increase the rice to 2 cups with 4 cups of broths (I have a big family). Though I do reduce the hot sauce to 1 teaspoon if it is good quality hot sauce, but if you use generic or "not-so-hot" hot sauce then you can use the full 1 Tablespoon. I also add 1/4 teaspoon cajun seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon thyme if I have it on hand. Chicken breast is optional, good either with or without it.

Dec 07, 2004

I used chorizo sausage with this recipe which I cut into one inch pieces and browned in my cast iron dutch oven. I removed the sausage and quickly sauteed my shrimp which I had already seasoned with Emerils essence. I removed the shrimp just before it was completely done and added my onions, plus scallions and two chopped green bell peppers and cooked until soft. I then added the tomatoes, sausage and rice and simmered until cooked thru. The shrimp went in during the last five minutes of cooking. Delicious and thanks for a great start.

Sep 27, 2010

Very yummy! I didn't use onions because I'm the only one in my family who will eat them. I also used chicken sausage and added bacon (the meats I had around) but otherwise stayed true to the recipe. This dish was even better the second day!

Mar 20, 2006

Great recipe, made a few small changes. I made it on the stovetop. Used 2 cans chick broth instead of 3 cups. I also put in 3 stalks diced celery. Instead of already cooked chicken I added about 1lb raw chicken tenders cut in chunks. Ended up cooking it at a simmer for around an hour until the rice was tender. I added cooked shrimp at the end just before serving so it just warmed through. Will definitely add it to my list of regularly made recipes.

Mar 19, 2009

Update: 3-18-2009 I halved the recipe since there are only two of us. I used 2 cups leftover chopped up turkey for the the chicken. I sauteed the onion and then added 3 links of hot Italian turkey sausage raw and cooked until almost done. Then I followed the recipe adding the other elements and actually using real rice this time. I added a little more garlic powder and tabasco than it says for half a recipe and I used frozen already peeled/cooked shrimp. When there were about 8 min. left I put the still frozen shrimp into the pot. They were medium sized so I would use less time or more depending on the size. It was much less watery and the leftovers were delicious (instead of tolerable). So easy and I still don't have an electric skillet but it was still very little clean up. 2-15 2007 I had no electric skillet and I didn't want to make as much as this said so my methods were a bit different. I took one large onion and sauteed in the oil. I used 2 boil in bag instant rice and boiled this and set aside. With the remaining water i dumped most and then added 1 can of chicken broth to about half a cup of the starchy water. I didn't have leftover chicken breast so I boiled that in the chicken breast and shredded it in th pan. While the chicken was boiling I took the entire pound of hot turkey sausage and browned it with the onion (crumbled) and one clove of garlic plus garlic powder. Once this was done I used one can of stewed tomatoes drained and added it to the sausage. Onc

Jan 26, 2007

As the famous "RR" would say, YUM-MO! Came out very hearty, we loved it! What we also love is sopping the juices up with bread, so I may skip draining the tomatoes and/or adding more broth next time. This would be great for a party. Will make this again & again. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 206 mg
  • 69%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 44.9 g
  • 90%
  • Sodium
  • 1662 mg
  • 66%

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

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