My family loves a lot of flavor and spice in our food and jambalaya delivers. This is my version of a New Orleans jambalaya that's got a nice kick to it but not overly hot for those whose tongues can't handle it.

JenC
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, celery, and green pepper; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and rice; season with basil, garlic, pepper, hot sauce, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then turn heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is done, about 20 minutes.

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  • Once the rice has cooked, stir in chicken, sausage, and shrimp. Simmer for a few minutes until heated through. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; 16.8 g total fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 1064 mg sodium. 31.9 g carbohydrates; 21.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
This was a winner at our house. Everybody went back for seconds and from the first bite my husband asked if I made a lot of this. He was happy when I told him I doubled the recipe. I simplified the recipe by boiling the chicken in water with celery salt garlic powder and pepper. Then I cut the chicken in bite size pieces and used the liquid for the broth. I cooked 16 oz of sausage with the celery green pepper and onion. After the sausage was done I just added all the ingredients in the skillet and cooked till the rice was done. Simple easy and delicious. Thanks Jan for a easy great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2007
uh yeah Jambalaya for those who don't know real Jamabalaya. Anyway will sticking too my mother-in-law recipe Read More
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108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
This was a winner at our house. Everybody went back for seconds and from the first bite my husband asked if I made a lot of this. He was happy when I told him I doubled the recipe. I simplified the recipe by boiling the chicken in water with celery salt garlic powder and pepper. Then I cut the chicken in bite size pieces and used the liquid for the broth. I cooked 16 oz of sausage with the celery green pepper and onion. After the sausage was done I just added all the ingredients in the skillet and cooked till the rice was done. Simple easy and delicious. Thanks Jan for a easy great recipe. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
This was a winner at our house. Everybody went back for seconds and from the first bite my husband asked if I made a lot of this. He was happy when I told him I doubled the recipe. I simplified the recipe by boiling the chicken in water with celery salt garlic powder and pepper. Then I cut the chicken in bite size pieces and used the liquid for the broth. I cooked 16 oz of sausage with the celery green pepper and onion. After the sausage was done I just added all the ingredients in the skillet and cooked till the rice was done. Simple easy and delicious. Thanks Jan for a easy great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2007
This recipe was outstanding. I have never liked shrimp but this recipe makes it taste sooo good. Even my 4 year old twins liked it. My husband ate all the left overs the next day and said that I could make this recipe anytime. What a fabulous feast! I used hot italian sausage to add a little extra kick. yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2007
This was delicious! I cooked a couple of small chicken breasts in water with a bouillon cube to make the chicken broth set the chicken aside to cool (added the broth to the veggies and rice) then cooked the sausage in the chicken pan and set it aside to add at the end with the chicken and shrimp. Everyone enjoyed it and proclaimed it A Keeper. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2007
uh yeah Jambalaya for those who don't know real Jamabalaya. Anyway will sticking too my mother-in-law recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2007
I wasn't blown out of the water by this recipe but it was pretty tasty and very quick since I had both chicken and sausage already cooked. My husband loved it and said it was even better the second day. (He ate all of the leftovers so I didn't get a chance to try it the day after!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
I left out the shrimp but otherwise kept to the recipe. Delish!!!! Rice is W O N D E R F U L! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2008
Wow! This recipe is a real find and it's easy to make and modify. I didn't have shrimp or hot sauce so I doubled the chicken and added cayenne pepper (we like stuff hot too). I think a can of corn could be added at the end and it would also be good (not traditional jambalaya though). I think I'll try that next time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
This was wonderful. I only had chicken for the meat and did not have celery or green pepper but still turned out great. I will definitely make this again and try will the other meat/veg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
This got a 5-star review from my New Orlean's born husband and was easier than I could believe. That's good enough for me! Read More
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