Easy Jambalaya with Basmati Rice

Ruby Price

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 pound Andouille sausage, or smoked sausage, sliced
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup sliced celery
1 large bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 can Cajun-style stewed tomatoes, S & W Brand preferred, or 1 can of Rotel*
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 cups cooked rice
8 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined, optional. If using shrimp use only 2 chicken breasts halves

Simmer the chicken and sausage in chicken broth for 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except rice and shrimp. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add shrimp and simmer another 3 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp are pink. Serve over rice.

*Note: You can use 1 can of regular diced tomatoes and add 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning mix, more or less to taste. Also if you cook your rice in chicken broth instead of water, it will be more flavorful.

This recipe is freezable. Freeze Jambalaya and rice in separate containers.

Reheating Instructions: Defrost in refrigerator overnight. Jambalaya: Microwave on high for 2 to 4 minutes, check for heat, if not hot enough, microwave in 1 minute increments,stirring, until heated through. On stovetop, transfer defrosted Jambalaya to saucepan and heat on low for 10 to 15 minutes. Rice: Add 1 to 2 teaspoons water and cover with a paper towel, microwave up to 5 minutes, stirring, until heated through.

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