We have those meals that Mom makes that take us back to childhood and make us feel that all is right with the world. My Mama's Jambalaya is one of mine! It wasn't too difficult to adjust it a little and make it 21 Day Fix approved, hallelujah! No, I won't lie! I do miss the shrimp but to be able to have this on a regular basis was actually more important to me than the shrimp! I hope you enjoy this piece of Jarvis culture as much as I do!
You will need:
1 Tbsp of olive oil
2 lbs of shredded chicken ( I usually roast a chicken or shred it in the crock pot)
1 white onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 yellow pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
3 cloves minced garlic
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
2.5 cups of vegetable broth
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp of thyme
1/4 tsp of ground cayenne pepper ( I actually use 1/2-1tsp but I like it SPICY!)
12 oz of wild grain rice ( if you buy a boxed kind that has seasoning packets throw those away)
1. Heat oil in a large soup pot, add onions, peppers, celery, and garlic. Saute until soft. Stir in all the ingredients. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed-about 20 minutes.
It does taste better when you add the chicken with the rest of the ingredients but if you really want to stick to the 21 Day Fix plan, it's best to measure the chicken and add it to your bowl after the rice mixture is done. If you cook it all together there is no true way to know that you got 2/3 of a cup of chicken in your bowl! But again, I won't lie, I mix it in! ;)
Me and my Mama! :)
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.