My dad's Southern recipe.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; cook and stir the onions, bell pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper until the vegetables are a deep brown color, about 20 minutes. Add the andouille sausage, and continue to cook, stirring often, for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain any fat. Stir in the chicken and bay leaves; cook and stir until the chicken is browned, about 8 minutes.

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  • Stir in the rice, and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in water; cover and cook over medium heat, without stirring, until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves, stir in the green onions and serve.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; 21 g total fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 913 mg sodium. 53.8 g carbohydrates; 19.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2009
There isn't much to add to this dish. It's spicy & easy to make. The only things I did different were: 1)didn't measure the onions/green peppers 2)used about 1/4 a white onion 1/2 a red onion and 3/4 of a large pepper. 3) used a local southern spicy packaged sausage 4)used 2 boil-in-bag brown rice cooked seperately and added with 1 1/2 cups water at the end. 4) excluded the green onion(didn't have) and served. I tip my hat to you. This is the best jambalaya I've had; Beats any restaurant. Read More
(17)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2009
There isn't much to add to this dish. It's spicy & easy to make. The only things I did different were: 1)didn't measure the onions/green peppers 2)used about 1/4 a white onion 1/2 a red onion and 3/4 of a large pepper. 3) used a local southern spicy packaged sausage 4)used 2 boil-in-bag brown rice cooked seperately and added with 1 1/2 cups water at the end. 4) excluded the green onion(didn't have) and served. I tip my hat to you. This is the best jambalaya I've had; Beats any restaurant. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2009
There isn't much to add to this dish. It's spicy & easy to make. The only things I did different were: 1)didn't measure the onions/green peppers 2)used about 1/4 a white onion 1/2 a red onion and 3/4 of a large pepper. 3) used a local southern spicy packaged sausage 4)used 2 boil-in-bag brown rice cooked seperately and added with 1 1/2 cups water at the end. 4) excluded the green onion(didn't have) and served. I tip my hat to you. This is the best jambalaya I've had; Beats any restaurant. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
Having a Cajun grandmother I love Cajun food. This is a really good recipe. It reminds me of weekends at Grandma's house. Thanks Ernest! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2010
Very good recipe. Very simple to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2012
I made this a couple of nights ago...it was amazing! I used Red Bell Pepper (cuz I like them better) and I used shrimp (no chicken...its a texture thing). My boyfriend and I both loved it! I am ready for it again! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2018
Huge hit with Family! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2012
This is really good! I make it just as the recipe states except I use chorizo sausage. I'm actually making it for the second time tonight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2016
Followed the directions to the letter and it's delicious! Simple to make tastes perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2012
Fantastic and Easy to Make! Only changes made was that I used whole grain rice and served with spinach which I mixed into my dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2014
I love this recipe! I have grown up eating and making jambalaya and I like getting away from the same old tomato base variety. My only twist to this recipe is after browning rice I throw everything into my rice cooker and let it finish the job. Read More