Spicy Jambalaya

Spicy Jambalaya
Add Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper purees into your jambalaya for an extra kick of flavor and heat. The pepper purees will add depth to the dish, making it perfect for a Mardi Gras celebration.


- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup andouille sausage, sliced
- 1 cup boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
- 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper purees (adjust for desired spice level)
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- Sliced green onions for garnish


1. Prepare the Rice:
Start by cooking the white rice according to the package instructions. Set it aside when done.

2. Sauté the Aromatics:
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion, green bell pepper, and celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.

3. Add Garlic and Meats:
Stir in the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant. Add the sliced andouille sausage and chicken pieces. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is no longer pink.

4. Spice it Up:
Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice) to the skillet. Sprinkle in thyme, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Stir well to combine all the flavors.

5. Simmer with Broth and Pepper Purees:
Pour in the chicken broth and Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper purees. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the jambalaya has thickened and the chicken is cooked through.

6. Combine with Rice:
Once the jambalaya is ready, fluff the cooked rice with a fork. Gently fold the cooked rice into the skillet with the jambalaya mixture. Continue to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

7. Serve:
Spoon the spicy jambalaya onto serving plates. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and sliced green onions for a burst of color and freshness.

8. Enjoy:
Serve your homemade Spicy Jambalaya hot and savor the flavorful, spicy goodness. It's perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration or any time you crave a taste of Louisiana.

Feel free to adjust the spice level by adding more or less of Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper purees according to your preference. Enjoy your homemade Spicy Jambalaya!