"Chicken, sausage, and shrimp on rice." — GAP
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2 (14.5 ounce) cans
stewed tomatoes, drained
boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
turkey sausage links, without casings, cooked and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups
uncooked long-grain rice
large shrimp, peeled and deveined
I've been coming to AllRecipes.com 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!!!!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 516
** Calories from Fat: 129
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