Quick Chicken Jambalaya

Enjoy Louisiana flavors for dinner tonight with this delicious Quick Chicken Jambalaya made with Minute® Instant Premium Rice.

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Quick Chicken Jambalaya

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings SERVES 8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings
SERVES 8
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups rotisserie cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups Minute® Premium Rice
  • 1 pkg (14 oz) smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes

Instructions

  • Bring the bold, spicy and varied flavors of a Louisiana original to your family dinner with this simply delicious Quick Chicken Jambalaya. Made with Minute® Instant Premium Rice, chicken, smoked sausage and crispy bacon, it’s a hearty main that’s bursting with bold flavor in every bite.

    Step 1

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook bacon for 5-7 minutes, or until crisp. Add celery and bell pepper and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

    Step 2

  • Add chicken, rice, smoked sausage, water, barbecue sauce, salt and red pepper, if using, to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover.

    Step 3

  • Reduce heat to low; simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 4

  • Stir in tomatoes. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Flavors from the Big Easy

If you and your family are craving something bold and full of flavor, but you’re low on energy and short on time, try this Quick Chicken Jambalaya. Made with Minute® Instant Premium Rice, tender chicken, smoked sausage, crispy bacon, tangy barbecue sauce and cooked veggies it’s a complete meal that’s hearty yet quick to put together. In just 4 easy steps and 30 minutes, you and your family will be enjoying a “Big Easy” style meal that’s sure to become a fast favorite!

Jambalaya is a popular dish originating in Louisiana, of Spanish, French and West African influence. It consists mainly of meat and veggies mixed with rice. In its traditional form, the mix of meat always includes some sort of sausage, such as andouille, smoked meat, pork, chicken or seafood, such as crawfish or shrimp. Staying true to the traditional components, this recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a dish that can traditionally take over an hour to prepare, in 30 minutes or less, without forgoing flavor or quality. Try this Red Beans and Rice recipe for another New Orleans classic.

Creole Cravings

If you’re looking for a bit of heat, you can always try this recipe for Kickin’ Jambalaya.

If you are looking for a vegetarian option for dinner tonight, try this Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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