Sweet Chicken Jambalaya

Author: Canadian Living

My own creation, just throwing things into the pan. Kids loved it.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Joe Robinsmith


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 - 10 pieces chicken thighs
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2/3 cups basmati rice
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


In a large skillet on medium heat, heat the oil. Crush garlic and add onion and garlic to the oil. After the onion is translucent, add cubed chicken. Stir frequently making sure it is browned on all sides. Add seasoning salt and chili powder. Stir and add the lime juice, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and let this simmer on medium low for about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove lid and add basmati rice, stirring. Cover and let simmer another 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix ketchup, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar and red wine vinegar in a bowl. After rice and chicken has finished simmering, increase heat to medium high and stir in the sweet sauce and frozen peas. Cover again and simmer another 10 minutes. At this stage it may or may not require the addition of the water. I found the rice was too hard still and the sauce had thickened too much. The addition of the water and simmering for another 5 minutes made it just right. I served this with Sweet Potato Fries that had seasoning salt and chili powder on them.
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Sweet Chicken Jambalaya