Fast and Easy Jambalaya

Fast and Easy Jambalaya

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.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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 Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas
2 2/3
cups hot cooked instant rice
  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.
Makes 4 servings (1 3/4 cups each)
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Did You Know?
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.
Did You Know?
This recipe was created by Sharon Nank of Granger, IN and was a finalist in a national recipe contest.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 780
    • (Calories from Fat 350),
  • Total Fat 39g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 135mg;
  • Sodium 2340mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 48g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.