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Peruvian style Jambalaya


Cajun jambalaya is one of my favorite dishes to prepare for a big group because it's such a

crowd pleaser. I have made it in Peru for 25+ people and love the way it tastes when I use their

yellow peppers! You can find them frozen at the mexican grocery stores, or get the paste

online. This is a meal you can adjust the ingredients any way you like. Enjoy!


1 Tbls olive oil

1 pound boneless chicken breast (cut in small pieces)

1 package turkey kielbasa, smoked sausage or chorizo

1 red bell pepper

2-3 aji amarillo peppers (optional)

½ cup chopped celery

½ cup chopped onion

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups uncooked white rice

4 cups chicken stock (low sodium)

1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce

1-2 tsp hot pepper sauce

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Heat oil in large pot over medium high heat. Sauté chicken until lightly browned. Stir in onion,

peppers, celery and kielbasa. Season with cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt

and pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender and translucent. Add rice and stir for

a couple minutes, then stir in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer

20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce (to taste) and parsley or cilantro.



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