Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya



-      Heat oil in cast iron skillet over medium heat

-      Add chicken to the skillet and brown

-      Add the mushrooms, and cook down

-      Add bell pepper, celery, onion, jalapeno and garlic to the skillet, and cook down

-      Make a well in the center of the skillet, and add shrimp

-      Season shrimp with salt and Cajun seasoning to taste

-      Brown shrimp, stirring frequently to avoid over cooking

-      Stir in cooked spicy brown rice, stewed tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce

-      Spicy brown rice- Brown rice, chicken stock, cajun spice, onion and jalapenos.  Cook to your own spice level and taste.

-      Once ingredients are combined, sprinkle with chopped scallions


  • 1 ½ cups chicken thigh meat, cut off the bone and cubed
  • 1 cup baby gulf shrimp, peeled, deveined & butterflied
  • 1 cup stewed tomatoes
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 Crimini mushrooms, diced
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Package Spicy Rice


I saw this show on TV and decided to try it. I have had mixed (more like poor) success with jambalayas, especially when they cook the rice with all the other ingredients. The final dish is often gummy/starchy. So I like the idea of cooking the rice separately. Lacking the recipe for Spicy Brown Rice I improvised. I cooked 1 cup of brown rice in a pot where I had cooked down 1/2 of a medium onion (diced) and 1 Tbs diced Jalapeno Pepper in 1Tbs of oil (grape or olive), before adding 2C of chicken broth and the rice. My only other ad-lib was when the 14.5 oz can of stewed tomatoes came up to a little less than a cup of chopped tomatoes without the juice. So I added back some of the juice to bring it back to a cup. I also used very small shrimp (90-130 count) so did not need to devein and butterfly them. I like the way it turned out. Be brave. Give it a try. Good Luck. Rick

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