New Orleans Jambalaya

Course: Main Course

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 5/8 onions diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 ounce bacon cut into small pieces
  • 5/8 onions diced
  • 3/8 clove garlic minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ pound smoked sausage or chorizo sliced into chunks
  • 1/4 pound cooked ham cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 14.5 ounce can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3/8 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 pound shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • Steamed rice

Instructions

  • Chicken Marinade: In a large, shallow glass baking dish, mix together soy sauce, 4 tablespoons dried thyme, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons paprika, 2 chopped onions and 2 tablespoons black pepper. Place the chicken in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Saute bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until brown. Add the onion and garlic. Continue to cook 5 minutes. Mix in flour and sausage. Cook 5 minutes more; stirring frequently. Add the ham, thyme, cayenne, chicken stock, tomatoes, reserved juice and green peppers and bring to boil. Cook for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely and refrigerate.
  • Cook chicken in separate pan.
  • Steam rice.
  • Add cooked chicken to jambalaya.
  • Just before serving the jambalaya, add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes until they are firm to the touch.
  • Serve over steamed rice.