Classic Chicken Jambalaya

    45 min

    The perfect one-pan chicken rice dish. Chicken is simmered with celery, onion, green pepper, tomatoes, rice, chicken and herbs. Enjoy during the cold winter months.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 30g butter
    • 50g celery, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 4 tablespoons chopped green pepper
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 375ml chicken stock
    • 130g white rice
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 275g cooked chicken meat, cubed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium low heat. Add celery, onion and green pepper and saute until tender. Stir in tomatoes, stock, rice, thyme, garlic salt, ground black pepper, hot pepper sauce and bay leaf.
    2. Bring the mixture to the boil; reduce heat, cover frying pan and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in chicken and cook until heated through. Discard bay leaf and serve hot.

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    Thank You..Thank You...Thank You. I have found so many "Jambalaya" recipes that add really strange and non traditional ingredients and then forget what makes Jambalaya what it is...the spices. This is the first recipe in a long time that I have seen that remembers to put Thyme in the list of ingredients. It turned out wonderful! Hats off to you Suzanne!  -  10 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    very yummy recipe. try adding smoked sausage like keilbasa and/ or red beans, i did and it was excellent, will make again.  -  20 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy. The first time I made this recipe I followed it exactly and it was good. I made it again tonight and instead of using white rice I used the small 5 oz. package of Vigo yellow rice and the whole 14 ounces of chicken broth. Very moist and much tastier.  -  03 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)