Mellina's StoryThis recipe has just a little kick to it, but it's a good kick.
chicken breast, cut into chunks
large shrimp, frozen, cleaned, deveined and shell removed
turkey smoked sausage link, sliced
chicken andouille sausage link, sliced
each red, green, yellow and orange bell peppers, diced
to 1 whole large jalapeno, diced
green onions, chopped
stalks celery, chopped
stewed tomatoes with juice
whole grain rice
garlic pepper ( i use mccormick grinder, it has much more flavor than the shaker kind)
cajun seasoning (recipe below)
1Cajun seasoning Ingredients:
3 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1½ teaspoon white pepper
1½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.
2Season chicken chunks with 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning (this can also be done the night before). Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large deep skillet on medium heat. Add chicken chunks and sauté until almost done, then add both sausages, stir 5 minutes until sausage is browned.
3While chicken and sausage are cooking, in a 5-quart Dutch oven heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Add bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, green onions and celery. Season vegetables with 2 teaspoons of garlic pepper. Cook until tender.
4Add chicken and sausage to sautéed vegetables. Stir in tomatoes and 1 cup of water and heat for 3 minutes. Add uncooked rice, remaining Cajun seasonings and remaining 2 cups of water. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.