a quickie w/ shari : chicken & sausage jambalaya

I don’t know if this is really considered “jambalaya”.. maybe its some form of paella or pelau?? Either way, its one of my favorite “dump everything in one skillet and add rice” meals. You’ll need :

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts chopped
  • 1 pack of Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage ( 2 links in a package) sliced
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 small carrots chopped
  • a little bit of onions and peppers chopped ( You can add as much as you like; I’ve noticed that they might be too acidic for my tummy lately, so I don’t use it as often)
  • About 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
  • salt , pepper, adobo, garlic powder, onion powder
  • 3 bay leaves
  • thyme
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 packet of Sazon seasoning
  • olive oil

* Note : Sometimes I don’t always have exact measurements of everything because I don’t cook with exact measurements. Just season to taste and use your best judgement! 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. I add the chicken first and cook until brown, then add the turkey sausage to get brown. ( It was blackened this time, but I kinda like it that way)
  2.  Add celery, carrots, and seasonings (except the bay leaves), then saute everything together for about 5 minutes. Add the uncooked rice and saute for a couple more minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth & bay leaves, lower the heat to medium-low, cover your pot, and let it cook for about 25 minutes. I stir it occasionally to make sure the rice isn’t sticking and once the rice is done, dinner is served!

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