Mardi Gras Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe

February 10, 2013

Mardi Gras Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe


Our Jambalaya is created with a classic ingredient trinity for Cajun & Creole cuisine—a base of onions, bell peppers and celery. The long, slow cook brings out its homey flavors (and just a little bit of a kick); the shrimp stay firm because they’re not in the pot for the full cooking time. Perfect for Mardi Gras or any day you want a nice, warm bowl of spicy deliciousness! 


Overview

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Yield:

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 3 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 15-ounce cans diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice (uncooked)
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 scallions, sliced, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add onion, celery, peppers, jalapeños, spices, tomatoes, chicken broth, and chicken to slow cooker. Set power to high for 6 hours.
  2. When there is one hour left, add rice and stir.
  3. When there are 30 minutes left, add the shrimp.
  4. Serve in bowls, garnished with sliced scallion.

Notes:

Choose shrimp that are pink and firm. Look for shrimp that are already peeled and cleaned to save lots of prep time.



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