Every Meat Jambalaya

Jessica Strayer


My husband LOVE LOVE LOVES this recipe!


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
7 Hr


  • 1 c
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 4 Tbsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 medium
  • 2 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 8 medium
    turkey breast
  • 6 oz
    bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 4 medium
    onions, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 lb
    chorizo, mild
  • 1 1/2 lb
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    thyme, dried
  • 2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 c
    chicken stock, no salt
  • 3 can(s)
    tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced (14.5oz cans)
  • 2 medium
    green bell peppers, diced
  • 3 c
    brown rice, raw
  • 5 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined

How to Make Every Meat Jambalaya


  1. Chicken Marinade: In a large, shallow glass baking dish, mix together soy sauce, 4 tablespoons dried thyme, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons paprika, 2 chopped onions and 2 tablespoons black pepper. Place the chicken in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Saute bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until brown. Add the onion and garlic. Continue to cook 5 minutes. Mix in flour and sausage. Cook 5 minutes more; stirring frequently. Add the ham, thyme, cayenne, chicken stock, tomatoes, reserved juice and green peppers and bring to boil. Stir in rice and cover. Cook for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely and refrigerate.
  3. Two hours before you intend to serve the jambalaya, discard marinade and bake chicken breasts at 500 degrees F (250 degrees C) for 12 minutes, or until the flesh is firm when pressed with finger. Remove from oven. Cool and slice into bite-size pieces.
  4. Reduce oven's temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Place covered jambalaya on large baking tray filled with to water. Bake until warm, about 2 hours.
  5. Just before serving the jambalaya, boil 5 quarts of water. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes until they are firm to the touch. Drain well. Toss shrimp and chicken with jambalaya mixture and serve.

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