Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jambalaya Chicken, Shrimp, and Ham

Makes 6 to 8 servings

2             pounds unpeeled, medium-size raw shrimp 
1-1/2       pounds skinned and boned chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes  
1             teaspoon salt 
1/8          teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
1/8          teaspoon ground red pepper 
2             tablespoons vegetable oil 
1/2          pound cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 
4             garlic cloves, chopped  
2             medium-size yellow onions, chopped (2 cups)  
2             celery ribs, chopped (1 cup) 
1             medium-size green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup) 
3             cups chicken broth 
1             (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes  
3              green onions, chopped (1/2 cup) 
2              tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 
2              cups uncooked long-grain rice 
1              teaspoon hot sauce 

1.       Peel shrimp; deveined, if desired.
2.       Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt, black pepper, and red pepper.
3.        Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken, and cook, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove chicken using a slotted spoon.
4.        Add ham to Dutch oven, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove ham using a slotted spoon.
5.        Add garlic and next 3 ingredients to Dutch oven; stir to loosen particles from bottom. Stir in ham and chicken. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.
6.         Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 35 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in shrimp and hot sauce; cook, covered, 10 more minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

16 comments:

  1. It looks Mouthwatering..yumm

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    1. Hi Gloria , It's a spicy dish that you will enjoy thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. How delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Nellie , thank you , sharing is the name of the game . Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Oh yummy Nee! Can I come for dinner at your house? Not only are we having leftovers tonight, Marion just isn't into the spicy part of the season. (no garlic for her:) I am! Thank you so much for sharing, Nee...I bet this meal is delicious!

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    1. Hi Lousie , of course you can come to dinner , we are having ham hocks and red beans ;-D , this was last Sunday's dinner . Pancakes yesterday's dinner . you can make it without the garlic . Thanks for stopping by (((HUGS))) :).

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  4. Dear Nee, I think Louise has a great idea, I will join you all if that is ok. I love this dish! The combo of all the ingredients must make this a spoonful of heaven. Between the shrimp, the chicken, and the ham the flavors and textures must be fabulous! Thanks for sharing this great comfort food...Blessings on this day and the rest of the week..Dottie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie , come on over , the more the merrier , lots of girl talk and exchanging of recipes . The flavors are delicious , it's what is called , waste not , want not and a great way to clear out the leftovers ;-D thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Wow, this jambalaya is world-glass! You know how to do it right. I hope you saved some for me!

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    1. Hi John , I did save some for you , in fact I am working on a new jambalaya recipe for you , Louise and my birthday , spicy hmmmmmm good . Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  6. Se ve muy delicioso super super completo y colorido yo quiero probar,abrazos.

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    1. Hi Rosita , Jambalaya is so yummy and the spicer the better , thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Oh no, Nee! This one-dish meal is so flavorful and packed with nutrients!! Know what? I love the name Jambalaya!... dancing to it while spooning it into my mouth... slurrp.... ehmmm... so delectable and tempting! Nee, you have a great day ahead and warmest regards :)

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    1. Hi Ivy , It's what we call sweeping the kitchen and the flavors wprks well together , thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. Hi Nee,
    I have always wanted to try making Jambalaya! It looks delicious!

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    1. Hi Joyce , this dish is so easy and the best part you can add the ingredents and spices you like most . Thanks for stopping y :)

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