Potluck Jambalaya

Author: Canadian Living

Deep rich flavours of the South – sausage, chicken and shrimp – bring warmth to any holiday table.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 oz smoked sausages sliced
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs cubed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 sweet green pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup sodium-reduced chicken stock
  • 2 cups parboiled long-grain rice
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 green onions sliced

Method

In large shallow Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over medium-low heat; brown sausage. Transfer to paper towel-lined bowl.

Add chicken to Dutch oven; brown well. Add to sausage. Drain fat from pan.

Add remaining oil; cook onion and garlic over medium-low heat for 8 minutes or until softened and light golden.

Stir in celery, green pepper, thyme, oregano, paprika, cumin, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne and bay leaves; cook for about 4 minutes or until softened.

Stir in tomatoes and chicken stock, scraping up brown bits. Stir in sausage mixture; bring to boil. Stir in rice; reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until rice is almost tender.

Stir in shrimp; cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink.

Discard bay leaves. Stir in green onions. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours; reheat in 375°F/190°C oven for 30 minutes.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 598 mg
  • Protein 19 g
  • Calories 296.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 92 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 32 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 32.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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