I’ve made this Jamie Oliver’s Jambalaya a couple times already. It has became one of my favorite rice dishes that I can quickly make for my friends or family and impress them at the same time.
Having myself made it once before really helped me with the portion of the ingredients the second time. The first time I made it, I needed a much bigger pot. I ended up cooking 2 pots of Jambalaya with the recipe. The second time around, I knew where to cut back on some of the ingredients. If you never made Jambalaya before, this is a good recipe to follow.
- 4 chicken thigh, 4 chicken drumsticks with skin on.
- 300g smoked sausage.
- 1 large onion
- 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper
- 4 celery sticks
- 4 bay leaves
- 4 sprigs of thyme
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 1-2 fresh chillies
- cayenne pepper
- 1 large tin of chopped tomatoes
- 1.5 litres of chicken stock
- 700g long grain rice
- 16-20 raw prawns
- Season chicken with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper
- Brown chicken with olive oil in a large pot, skin side first, add sausage to pan and brown them as well
- Once the chicken is brown on all sides, add onion, red/green peppers and celery
- Stir and fry unti vegetables are soft
- Add garlic and chillies, stir for a minute
- Add tin of tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, and chicken stock
- Let everything boil until chicken is soft and can be picked off the bone, remove bones if you want to
- Add rice, put the lid on and take the lid off to stir every few minutes.
- When rice is half done, add in raw prawns and stir.
- Close lid to cook for another 10 minutes, until rice is done
- chop some parsley for garnish.
This is really easy to make and very forgiving on the amount of ingredients. Both times I used chorizo as my smoked sausage. The second time I used half the amount of chicken and sausages because I didn’t want to make 2 pots again. I also added double amount of chillies because I like spicy.
I do recommend finishing everything right after it’s made. I found the rice to be a bit mushy when I heat it up and eat it the next day.
See complete recipe at: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/seafood-recipes/chicken-sausage-prawn-jambalaya