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Fast and Easy Jambalaya

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Fast and Easy Jambalaya
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4
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From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Turn classic Cajun jambalaya into your very own specialty by adding a secret twist—leftover chicken from last night, just perfect for soaking up the tangy sauce.

Ingredients

1/2
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/4
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
cup chopped onions
1
package (12 oz) smoked Polish or kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky picante sauce (any variety)
1
can (14.5 oz) Italian-stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 1/4
cups frozen sweet peas
2 2/3
cups hot cooked instant rice

Directions

  • 1 Sprinkle lemon-pepper seasoning and garlic powder over chicken cubes. In 12-inch skillet or 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink in center.
  • 2 Stir in onions and sausage; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in picante sauce and tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium; cook 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in peas; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Tips  

Jambalaya, a Creole classic, varies widely depending on the cook. Some say this dish got its name from the French word for ham (jambon), which was the main ingredient in many of the first jambalayas.

This recipe was created by Sharon Nank of Granger, IN and was a finalist in a national recipe contest.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
780
(
Calories from Fat
350
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
60%
(
Saturated Fat
12g
58%
,
Trans Fat
1g
)
Cholesterol
135mg
46%
Sodium
2340mg
97%
Potassium
1060mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
(
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
,
Sugars
15g
)
Protein
48g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 5 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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