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Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

servesx4cook-time 30min

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Sikorski Smoked Bacon, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds Sikorski Garlic Sausage, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick semi-circles
  • 1 pound Sikorski Lean BBQ Sausages, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound Sikorski Baltyk Ham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds onions, chopped (4 to 5 cups)
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 8-to 10-ounce red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 8-to 10-ounce green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 6 large skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1- to 11/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (or more) cayenne pepper
  • 3 10-ounce cans diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 8 green onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 3 cups (19 to 20 ounces) long-grain white rice
  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley

Directions

1. Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Cook the smoked bacon in very large pot over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the bacon is brown but not crispy, 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Add garlic sausage, andouille, and tasso. Sauté until meats start to brown, about 10 minutes. Add onions, celery, and bell peppers. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes.

4. Mix in chicken. Cook until outside of chicken turns white, stirring often, 5 to 6 minutes.

5. Mix in paprika, thyme, chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne. Cook for 1 minute.

6. Add diced tomatoes with chiles and broth; stir to blend well. Add more cayenne, if desired. Mix in rice.

7. Bring mixture to boil. Cover pot.

8. Place jambalaya into oven and bake until rice is tender and liquids are absorbed, 45 to 48 minutes. Uncover pot.

9. Mix chopped green onions into jambalaya, sprinkle jambalaya with chopped parsley and serve.