EASY OVEN JAMBALAYA
Intro: This is NOT your traditional way to make a Jambalaya. While I love doing it all in a large cast iron pot the traditional way, sometimes you need something that is simple and doesn’t involve standing around a pot for 2 hours
This is a Jambalaya that anyone can make. Takes about 30 mins of prep and then you toss it into an oven. A jambalaya for the people!!!
-16 oz sausage of choice
-1-1.5lbs of chicken
-Trinity (celery, green bell pepper, white onion)
Tip: I usually food process a bunch of my trinity vegetables and will freeze/refrigerate whatever I don’t use for other recipes.
-2 tbsp of cajun season (I like a blend of Cajun 2 Step and Zatarain’s)
-1tbsp hot sauce (optional)
-2 cans of French onion soup
-1 can of diced tomatoes
-4 cups of parboiled rice
-Dice/Food Process your Trinity (bell pepper/onion/celery)
-Dice your sausage
Cube your chicken
(Pictured above: Trinity veggies, chopped chicken breast and sausage, parboiled rice, can soups)
Pre-heat oven to 400 deg F.
-Brown your sausage in a large sauce pan on medium/high heat.
-Add two cups of trinity to your browned sausage, cook until vegetables are softened -Begin assembling your jambalaya in a lasagna dish: Add cooked trinity/sausage, parboiled rice, uncooked chicken, seasonings, soups. Mix ingredients in the lasagna dish thoroughly and top it with 4 bay leaves.
Cover with foil, place a few small vent holes and place into your 400 degree oven for 50 minutes.
(Pictured: Assembled with seasonings on top, 2nd photo is stirred together before going into oven)
Pictured is just after uncovering in the oven after 50 mins.
Serve it up and enjoy!
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