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Clean-Out-The-Freezer Jambalaya

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“I was going through the freezer the other day, checking to see what I had and what needed to be used soon. I found half of a cooked split chicken breast and an 8-inch stick of andouille sausage. I thought they would go nicely in a jambalaya, and then went to rummage through the fridge and the pantry for other ingredients. I only had arborio rice, which worked out nicely, and the rest of the ingredients were foraged from the fridge, as well as the pantry. It came out pretty good, so I thought I would share the recipe. (Of course, you can switch out the chicken and sausage for pretty much any proteins you have to use up!)”

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  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage and brown for about 5 minutes, then add pepper, onion, celery, and bay leaves. Saute until golden, then add chicken and saute for another 5 minutes. Add seasonings, jalapeno, and garlic, and saute for an additional 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes before adding broth. Bring to a boil, then stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes, or until rice is done. Remove bay leaves and discard, then stir in scallions.

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