Chicken Jambalaya Skillet
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Bring the taste of New Orleans and southern Louisiana to your dinner table with this simple and tasty chicken skillet meal. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 2 - Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 - cup(s) white rice**
  • 3 - cup(s) chicken stock**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into thin strips.
  2. Seed and finely chop the red and green bell peppers. Chop the white onion.
  3. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and saute the chicken pieces for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chopped red and green bell peppers, the chopped onion and let saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, Cajun seasoning and then sprinkle in the rice. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to bubbling. The cover with tight fitting lid and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked. Gently fluff with fork before serving. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Serve Chicken Jambalaya Skillet with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 4 chicken breasts into thin strips.
  2. Seed and finely chop 2 red and 2 green bell peppers. Chop 2 white onions.
  3. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Do not drain.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chicken breast strips
  • Half of the chopped red and green bell peppers
  • Half of the chopped white onion
  • Half of the can(s) of diced tomatoes with juices
  • 2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • Do NOT add the rice or chicken stock to freezer meal bag.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes. Transfer all of the content from the freezer bag to large skillet or saucepan, start to cook over medium low heat. Once the sauce begins to bubble, add the rice and chicken stock and return to bubbling. Cover with lid and let simmer on low for 18 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked. Season with salt and pepper.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Chicken Jambalaya Skillet

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add to skillet or saucepan and cook over medium low heat. Once the sauce begins to bubble, stir in the rice and chicken stock and return to bubbling. Cover with lid and let simmer on low for 18 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked.
Serve with side salad.

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