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Zatarain’s Roasted Chicken with Jambalaya Stuffing
Mardi Gras is right around the corner so it seems appropriate to be making some delicious jambalaya to celebrate the day. Mardi Gras is a major holiday in New Orleans and is celebrated the 2 weeks before Fat Tuesday. It typically involves parades and of course food.
Most dishes in New Orleans start with celery, onions and green peppers, also know as the trinity. I took some classes in New Orleans a few years ago and learned all about preparing this with a roux to make this authentic taste of New Orleans. Zatarain’s makes it easy for you with their delicious Jambalaya mixes and Creole Seasoning. Jambalaya is thought to be a version of paella, from the days of the Spanish ruling New Orleans in the mid to late 1700s.
Zatarain’s has been in business 125 years! They make it easy for you to be serving a delicious jambalaya in less than 30 minutes. A quote from our sponsor: “Since Mardi Gras day is historically food focused, it’s easy to envision early parade-goers filling up on bowls of steamy jambalaya prior to engaging in the day’s festivities,” said Jill Pratt, general manager of Zatarain’s. “Jambalaya is a really versatile dish and can be personalized based on your favorite add-ins.”
I used the Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning on the chicken. I let the chicken set with the seasoning on it while I prepared the rice to stuff the chicken with. Next I prepared some onions, celery and green peppers to add to the rice along with a couple of Cajun sausages. Not all of the rice would fit in the chicken so I spread the extra on the bottom of the pan and put the chicken on top of the rice. I added some water to keep it all from drying out. I can’t begin to tell you how good this dish was. A vegetable and salad completes the meal that will have your family asking for more. You could also cook this in a slow cooker all day for a great week night dinner.
- 1 whole chicken
- Zatarain's Creole Seasoning
- 1 package Zatarain's Original Jambalaya
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ½ cup chopped celery
- ½ cup chopped green pepper
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2½ cups water - divided use
- 2 Cajun sausages
- In a saucepan add 1½ cups water. Stir in the contents of the Zatarain's Original Jambalaya. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
- Add the chopped vegetables to a hot pan with the oil. Sauté for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Chop the Cajun Sausage into ½ circles. Add the Cajun sausages to the vegetables. Add to the rice.
- Prepare the chicken for roasting by covering liberally with the Zatarain's Creole Seasoning. Place in a roasting pan or the slow cooker.
- When the rice is ready stuff it into the cavity of the chicken. Any extra can go on the bottom of the pan. Add the remaining water to the bottom of the pan.
- If roasting, heat oven to 400 degrees. Cover the rice with foil. Bake for 1 hour or until chicken reaches 165 degrees in the thickest part. Let set 10 minutes before cutting chicken.
- If using the slow cooker cook on LOW for about 8 hours.
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Appetizers and Soup
- Chicken Jambalaya Soup from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Jambalaya Cajun Shrimp Bites from Daily Dish Recipes
- Skillet Jambalaya Dip from Life Tastes Good
- Tex Mex Jambalaya Taco Cups from Flavor Mosaic
- Chicken and Sausage Jamburritos from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Chicken and Shrimp Quinoa Jambalaya from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch
- Crock Pot Creole Jambalaya from Flour On My Face
- Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Hawaiian Jambalaya from Shockingly Delicious
- Jambalaya Lettuce Wraps from Magnolia Days
- Jambalaya Pasta with Crawfish and Sausage from Bobbi’s Kozi Kitchen
- Jambalaya Salad Bowl from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes from Fearless Dining
- Jambalaya with Shrimp and Crispy Wings from Feeding Big
- Portuguese Style Jambalaya from Family Foodie
- Spicy Chicken Jambalaya with Sausages and Green Beans from Panning the Globe
- Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya from Cooking Chat
- Vegetarian Jambalaya Stuffed Red Peppers Casserole from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Zatarain’s Roasted Chicken with Jambalaya Stuffing from Recipes Food and Cooking
- Plus Versatile Jambalaya Recipes plus Seafood Jambalaya Frittata from Sunday Supper Movement
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