For the Hungry Crew

A Cajun classic all in one pot! Have the hot sauce ready to splash on, serve with some crusty french bread, a nice crisp salad and some of your favorite wine.

Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya

INGREDIENTS:

- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

- 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs

- 1 lb andouille sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices

- 1 large onion, chopped

- 2 celery ribs, diced

- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced

- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced

- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

- 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

- 1 1/2 cups long grain rice

- 1 (14 ounce) cans tomatoes, chopped,with juice

- 2 cups chicken broth or 2 cups stock

- 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

- 3 green onions, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS:

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

- In a large pan or Dutch oven, brown chicken in hot oil on both sides; remove and drain.

- Add andouille, onion, celery, bell pepper, thyme, oregano, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper to the pan, cooking and stirring for about 5 minutes until onions are tender.

- Add rice, tomatoes with juice, and broth; bring to a boil.

- Place rice mixture in a baking dish or oven-proof casserole; top with chicken; cover (can use foil) and bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until rice and chicken are done and tender.

- Stir in shrimp, parsley, and green onions; cover and cook 5-8 minutes longer or until shrimp curl and turn bright pink and serve.

Courtesy of www.food.com

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