Chicken Jambalaya II Recipe -
Chicken Jambalaya II Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chicken Jambalaya II

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"Easy meal to prepare. Can feed my family of 6 easily."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions and peppers for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in 1/4 cup of water and add chicken. Cook 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
  3. To the chicken add the tomatoes, with juice, remaining water, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in rice, cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Mix well and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 28, 2005

Pretty good recipe, I'll definitely make it again. I used some cajun spices instead of the spices listed, but the rest of the recipe was unchanged. Be sure you have a BIG skillet for this recipe, it makes a ton(closer to 7 or 8 servings rather than 6). I think next time I may substitute a can of corn and black beans for some of the tomatoes, peppers or onions. Not that there were too many of them, just that I think corn and beans would be an excellent addition. Maybe I should just get a larger pan! One more thing, this makes an excellent chip dip. My girlfriend mentioned that it would be good with corn tortillas and we only had plain corn chips, so we scooped them and it was great. I went out after dinner and got the tortillas, I'm sure it'll be good as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2004

I had to make some substitutions the second time I made this dish, because the spices were lacking and the instant rice gave a less than authentic flavor. Instead of garlic powder, I used a couple of cloves of fresh garlic. I omitted the onion powder and chili powder, and used salt, pepper, paprika, basil, parsley, and a little cayenne to taste. I also used 2 chopped fresh tomatoes for the canned. Instead of instant rice, I used long grain white rice and simmered it, covered, for 25 minutes. The few extra minutes work and cooking time made a difference in the taste. This is a good recipe with a few alterations.


13 Ratings

Dec 20, 2005

Definitely need to make some changes here so this will be more authentic. First, I sauteed the green peppers, onions and celerly in butter. This makes a "Trinity," the base for many Cajun recipes. Also, use Cajun seasoning, not what is listed. I used frozen diced onions and green peppers as a timesaver. Added cayenne pepper, bay leaves, oregano and hot sauce as well as diced Andouille sausage.

Jun 14, 2006

Good basic recipe, however I feel that it needs more spices. Have customised this recipe to suit our tastes!

Jul 28, 2010

This wasn't bad, but took some doctoring to get it to where the family really enjoyed it. I added celery with the onions and peppers... instead of 1 can of whole tomatoes, I subbed diced tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel style), and instead of chili powder, I subbed cajun seasoning. Also the instant rice just didn't do it for us, and seemed to suck up all the juices, leaving the jambalaya dry, so the next time I made this, I used regular long grain rice cooked separately, and added it at the end.... after these changes it was much better

Jun 09, 2012

Good, but like everyone else can attest to, it needs quite a bit of extra seasoning. It's a great base recipe though. I added the onion powder and garlic powder just because I love them both very much but also added quite a bit of creole seasoning, a dash of hot sauce and cayenne and replaced the whole peeled tomatoes with diced. I didn't use instant rice either, making a pot of long grain white rice on the side to go with it instead. I would have kicked it up a notch on the spicy factor, but my kids would have kicked my butt ;p. All in all, pretty good eats.

Jul 04, 2005

Easy one-dish recipe. I will make this recipe again. I think this is a recipe you can (and probably should) add your own personal touches too. I made a few modifications to the recipe: added fresh garlic, used canned diced tomatoes (with seasonings), and added a little hot sauce. Next time I will probably make even more modifications even though it had a nice flavor as prepared.

May 18, 2006

Delicious and quick. Kids (picky) liked it. Thank goodness it was season to taste as they told me I had to add more


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  • Calories
  • 390 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 41.8 g
  • 84%
  • Sodium
  • 301 mg
  • 12%

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

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