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Baked Bean Jambalaya

Baked Bean Jambalaya

Baked Bean Jambalaya

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What could be better than chicken with beans, sausage and tomatoes?

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 c. onion, chopped
  • ½ c. green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ c. celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp. Polaner® Chopped Garlic
  • 4 oz. smoked sausage or kielbasa, sliced
  • 4 oz. ham steak, cut into chunks
  • 1 c. converted white rice, uncooked
  • 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes, undrained (1 14.5-oz. can)
  • 14.5 oz. chicken broth (1 14.5-oz. can)
  • ½ c. water
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼-½ can Original Baked Beans
  • 4 tsp. Trappey's® Louisiana Hot Sauce

Directions

  1. In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil, cook chicken chunks 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and tender.
  2. With slotted spoon, remove chicken to plate; set aside.
  3. Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan. 
  4. Over medium-high heat, cook onion, pepper, celery and garlic for 5 minutes or until slightly softened.
  5. Push vegetables to one side of pan.
  6. Place kielbasa and ham on other side of pan.
  7. Cook separately, stirring frequently, 5 to 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender and meats are lightly browned.
  8. Stir rice into meat and vegetables in skillet; cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, until coated with oil. 
  9. Stir in tomatoes with liquid, broth, water, thyme and bay leaf; heat to boiling.
  10. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  11. Stir in cooked chicken, beans and hot sauce; heat through.
  12. Discard bay leaf.