I was meant to live in Louisiana were all the food is seasoned in creole seasoning! Seriously anything cajun is my favorite, and jambalaya happens to be my favorite to make! There is very little prep time, and fills your home with warm spices.
What you will need:
2 tbsp. olive oil or veg oil.
1/3 cup of chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 package of sausage (can be whichever brand or style)
1 pound of cooked chicken
1 box of Zatarain's jambalaya mix
Tony Chachere's Original Creole seasoning
2 1/2 cups of water
Little salt & pepper
Cut up onion and pepper and put to the side you will be adding this into your mix later. Next either fry or bake your sausage. I usually bake mine for about 12 minutes on each side, then cut it. This works better for me because I haven't mastered frying it perfectly yet! The same thing goes for your chicken! Sometimes (for a short cut) I will buy a precooked chicken and just debone it.
In a medium pot over medium heat, add your chopped onion and pepper. Cook until tender, then add a little salt and pepper, and your creole seasoning. Now your ready to add your cooked chicken, sausage, and your zatarains jambalaya mix. Also adding your water. Give that a good mix and let it cook till it comes to a boil. You will need to stir your mix a few times.
Bring your heat down to low and cover your pot. Let it sit for 20 minutes and your jambalaya is done! Jambalaya is a spicy dish so it pairs really well with fresh salad and French bread and butter!
I hope you enjoy!