Monday, May 25, 2015

Jambalaya My Way

As my one year old starts to eat more solid food, I am always looking for a meal that I can make which will accommodate all members of my family. I need something meaty for my husband, something on the softer side for the one year old, something fun for the three year old and of course something on the healthier side to satisfy Mom.  This Jambalaya was very easy to make and it met all of the criteria above.  A successful meal in the Goodyear household!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


4 chicken thighs, bone in and skin off
3 sausages, sliced
1/2 onion, diced
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 red pepper,  diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
2 celery stalks
3 cloves garlic, diced
3 small tomatoes, diced (or one can)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chile powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water
2 cups brown rice (cooked)


Season chicken with salt & pepper.

In a dutch oven over medium heat add vegetable oil. Once hot add chicken and brown on all sides.

Add sausage and continue to brown for another 3-4 minutes.

Add onion, peppers, sweet potatoes and celery.  Stir occasionally for 3-4 minutes and then add garlic and brown for another 2 minutes before adding all of the seasoning.  Mix well before adding the tomatoes.

Add water to the pot and turn temperature to high, bring to a boil. Once the chicken is cooked through remove the chicken from the pot and allow to cool slightly.

Once cool pull the chicken meat off of the bone and put meat back in the pot.

Add the cooked rice to the pot.  Mix all together. Reduce to medium low and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

Dinner is served!

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