Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya Casserole
Jambalaya is a classic Louisiana dish that’s easy to make. It’s got everything you need in one pot and can be served over rice or pasta as well.
This traditional and delectable Creole cuisine will impress your family and guests, and best of all, it is simple to prepare in the oven. It goes without saying that there were no leftovers from the enormous roaster pan I brought to a neighborhood fish feast.
- 4 chicken breasts
- 2 links of smoked sausage, cut into small pieces
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 2 cloves garlic (or more if you like it garlicky)
- 1 green bell pepper (optional) * If you want to add some color and flavor to this dish, feel free to chop up a red or yellow one as well! I would probably use half of what I would normally use for a normal recipe because it doesn’t make much difference in terms of taste but knowing that there is extra color on my plate makes me happy.
- 2 teaspoons salt: This level of seasoning may quickly become too much for some diners’ tastes—but if you’d like on the side of caution when making these spicy snacks for a crowd who doesn’t mind a bit more spice than others might find comfortable, this amount could work well as long as everyone agrees beforehand that they’re okay with their food being extra-seasoned before digging in. Again, we recommend tasting each batch before serving just in case!
- Cook the sausage, chicken and onions in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 8 minutes.
- Brown sausage in hot oil over medium heat until cooked through (about 10 minutes). Remove sausages from pan using tongs or spatula; set aside on paper towels to drain off excess fat before chopping into small pieces; return chopped sausage back into pot once cooled enough so that they won’t burn your hands when handling them directly (at least 5 minutes should suffice).
- Add the rice and vegetables to the pan and cook until tender, about 10 minutes more or until all of your ingredients are cooked through.
What is Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a Cajun dish that’s spicy and full of flavor. It’s made with chicken, sausage, onions and peppers. The rice is cooked in a slow cooker or on the stovetop before being added to the mixture. The ingredients can be added as they’re ready so you don’t have to spend time waiting around while they cook all at once (although we highly recommend it). If you’re making this dish in your oven or slow cooker instead of on the stovetop then start by browning your chicken pieces before adding them into the pot/pot roast so that everything cooks evenly as well as tastes better!
Jambalaya is a dish of Spanish and French origin, which is popular in the southern United States. It’s made with chicken, sausage, shrimp or oysters (the latter for some recipes), and rice. The name comes from jambon (“ham”), salchicha (sausage) and yucca (Yucca root).
This is a great one-pot meal that has everything you need in it. It’s also a great way to use up leftover chicken and sausage, or any kind of meat or sausage you like!
This is a great one-pot meal that has everything you need in it.
This is a great one-pot meal that has everything you need in it. It can be made ahead of time, which makes it perfect for parties or holidays. You’ll only have to spend time on the day of cooking it, so this will be one of your easiest meals ever!
It’s also super easy to make, so even if you’re not sure what to do with all these ingredients (like how much rice or beans should go into my jambalaya?) there are plenty of ways that people have come up with their own recipes based on other people’s ideas.
Top tips for making Baked Chicken Jambalaya
If you’d like, you can cook this altogether on the stovetop; just make sure to cover it with foil or a lid and simmer it for 45 minutes on low heat.
What to serve with Jambalaya
This recipe is so heavy that I would suggest pairing it with something light and refreshing, like:
- My preferred recipe for a daily salad
- Sliced fresh seasonal fruit (or this Berry Fruit Salad or Winter Fruit Salad)
- Iced tea, crisp white wine, or perhaps a few Moscow Mules are in order.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. It’s a great way to use up leftovers and makes a nice, easy dinner that can be ready in under an hour. If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, it’s super easy enough to make substitutions!
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