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Recipe Source: / “The Blues Highways Cookbook,” by Jason Girard, Blue Chef Publishing

Prep/Cooking Time: 1 hour 20 minutes / 20 mins prep


2 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
12 ounces smoked andouille sausages or kielbasa
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 (28 ounce) can peeled diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon file powder
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
2 cups rice


Heat a large, heavy, dry stockpot or Dutch oven over high heat.

Slice the sausage into bite-sized pieces and brown. Remove the sausage from the pan with a slotted spoon and reserve the drippings for the next step.

Wash the chicken thoroughly under cold running water, using salt as an abrasive to scrub the flesh. Cut the chicken into ½-inch cubes and brown in the remaining oil. Add a little extra peanut oil, if needed.

Return the sausage to the pan and add the onion, celery, garlic and pepper. Saute until vegetables are tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30-45 minutes.

Add rice and simmer about 15 minutes until rice is done, or cook rice seperatly and serve with jambalaya.