Jambalaya Recipe for the Domestically Challenged like ME
OR anyone who loves a simple recipe.
This is one of my family’s favorite recipes! Everyone loves this recipe and it is easy to put together and then throw in the crockpot before leaving for the day. Then, you get to come home with an amazing aroma in your house and enjoy the flavors of the south! You can totally make this to meet your family tastes. There are 3 different meats; kielbasa, chicken and shrimp. The original recipe I found just had kielbasa and chicken. I added the shrimp. I’ve also made it with just chicken and shrimp, not using the kielbasa. If you subtract one of the meats you may also want to reduce the amount of chicken broth you use.
Seriously, I am incredibly domestically challenged so if I think this is an easy recipe, I’m guessing you will too! Need to save more time before you make it? You can totally slice and dice the needed ingredients a couple of days before cooking so you can just throw it together when the time comes.
16 oz sliced Kielbasa or smoked sausage (the less you use the healthier it will be)
4 sliced celery ribs
1 medium diced onion
2 diced red pepper (you can also use green, red is my favorite)
4 Cups chopped cooked chicken
1 pound thawed and diced detailed shrimp
48 oz organic chicken broth
2 – 3 Tablespoons Cajon seasoning
1 1/4 Cup uncooked brown rice (I cook this separately just before dinner so that I have better control over how much rice I am eating)
DIRECTIONS (option #1)
I simply throw all of these ingredients together in the crockpot and cook on low for the day.
DIRECTIONS (option #2)
If you would like to prepare it just before dinner, follow these instructions:
Slice kielbasa thin and cook over medium heat in a large pan.
Add onion, celery, peppers and sauce for 6-8 minutes.
Stir in chicken and next 4 ingredients.
Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.
Simmer for 45 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand for 10-15 minutes prior to serving
Serve with a salad and ENJOY 😉