Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Redpack Tomatoes for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Enjoy a little Louisiana Southern comfort with this 30 Minute Creole Jambalaya! It’s an easy weeknight meal for busy families and perfect for game day or Mardi Gras too.
As a mom of teenagers, I don’t usually find myself with a lot of time to cook in the evening. Our evenings are interrupted by meets, games, practice pick-ups, and other activities. I cook a lot of one-pot meals as a result.
One ingredient I cook with frequently is canned tomatoes. Tomatoes, besides being delicious, are packed with antioxidants. Among the benefits they offer is the promotion of heart health, protecting against cancer, increased energy and lower weight. As a mom, I want my family to eat healthy. Including tomatoes in our diet on a regular basis is one way I do that.
30 Minute Creole Jambalaya
Enjoy a little Louisiana Southern comfort with this 30 Minute Creole Jambalaya! It's an easy weeknight meal for busy families and perfect for game day or Mardi Gras too.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 12 oz frozen okra, chopped
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups water
- 28 oz can of whole tomatoes, chopped
- 13.5 oz andouille sausage
- 3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup rice
- slice your andouille sausage and sauté in a Dutch oven. Brown it for a couple minutes and then remove it from your pot and drain the pieces on paper towels.
- Add your butter to the same pot, and whisk in flour slowly to create a roux.
- Once your roux is golden brown, add in the chopped onion, peppers, and garlic, and cook until softened.
- Add teaspoon of oregano and mix.
- add your chicken broth, water, chopped tomatoes and juice, rice, okra and sausage and bring to a boil..
- Stir in chopped chicken, red beans, cajun seasoning, white vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce and lower the heat.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Little Cooking Tips
Monday 21st of March 2016
We've always wanted to try Jambalaya but most recipes look complicated and must take A LOT of time. Yours is a great version that doesn't, which made us very very happy:) Kudos for the non-GMO part, THANK YOU Michelle! xoxoxo
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant
Friday 12th of February 2016
I have never made or had jambalya! How can I even call myself a food blogger?!? I love cajun spices and with such a quick turnaround this meal is definitely happening. Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.
Monday 8th of February 2016
We love jambalaya in our house. Yum! Thanks for sharing on our link up party last week.
Sunday 7th of February 2016
I love any kind of jambalaya and that sounds wonderful! Good to know about the tomatoes, too! Thanks much for bringing this by Throwback Thursday this week and hope to see you next Thursday. I'll be pinning it to our TBT board!
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Thursday 4th of February 2016
I love Jambalaya anytime, but especially during Mardi Gras. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.