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Quick Chicken Jambalaya

Quick Chicken Jambalaya

The classic New Orleans trio of bell pepper, celery and green onion combine with smoky sausage and chicken for authentic flavor.

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20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 medium (1 cup) green bell pepper, chopped

2 ribs (1/2 cup) celery, chopped

4 medium (1/2 cup) green onions, sliced

1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice

1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups skinned, boned, chopped deli rotisserie chicken

6 ounces (1 cup) kielbasa sausage, chopped

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained

Salt, if desired

Pepper, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add pepper, celery and onions. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until crisply tender. Add rice, chicken broth and flour; stir. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Cover; continue cooking 2 minutes.

  2. STEP 2

    Add chicken, sausage and tomatoes; cook 4-6 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Add salt and pepper, if desired.

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Tip #1

- Almost any sausage without fennel seasoning can be used in jambalaya in place of kielbasa.

Tip #2

- If you like less spice in your food, substitute tomatoes without green chiles. If you like more spice, you can add hot sauce, a staple condiment in New Orleans cooking. Pass extra at the table for those who like a lot of heat. The condiment aisle of the grocery store will offer several brands. They all have their own unique flavor.

Tip #3

- Depending on the size of the chicken, 1 purchased rotisserie chicken will yield between 3 to 4 cups chopped chicken.

Tip #4

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Nutrition (1 serving)

320 Calories
15 Fat (g)
70 Cholesterol (mg)
1060 Sodium (mg)
28 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
18 Protein (g)
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