Here is a great recipe to help use up some of those Thanksgiving Turkey leftovers… So yummy!
The beauty of this recipe is that you could use almost any type of leftover meat, even ham!
The ingredient list looks long, but it is just a bunch of spices. This jambalaya is super easy to put together and so tasty.
Turkey (or Chicken) and Sausage JambalayaPrint
- 4 to 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup of chopped celery
- 1 1/2 cup of cooked diced Turkey or Chicken
- 1 1/2 cup cooked diced Sausage (you can use more meat if you like, I always try to stretch mine out…)
- 2 cups of uncooked white rice
- 2 tbsp of tomato paste
- 2.5 cups of water
- 1 cup of Chicken Broth
- 1 can of diced tomatoes (make sure to use diced and not crushed)
- 1–2 tsp dried thyme (The amount of seasoning needed will vary based on the age and quality of your spices. Start with the smallest amount and adjust if needed.)
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1–2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- +/-1 tsp Cajun seasoning, like Tony Chachere’s
- 1 tsp chili powder
- Saute the onions, celery, and garlic in a large skillet for about 4 minutes. Add the sausage and chicken/turkey and cook for 2 minutes more.
- Transfer the veggie and meat mixture to another dish. Add the rice and tomato paste to the skillet and cook for about two minutes. This helps brown the rice and bring out the flavor.
- Add water, broth, diced tomatoes, thyme, parsley, basil, cumin, salt, Cajun seasoning, chili powder, and veggie/meat mixture back to the pan. Combine thoroughly and bring to a low boil.
- Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for about 30 minutes until moisture is absorbed and rice is completely cooked. If you find the liquid has been absorbed before the rice is cooked all the way, just add a bit more chicken stock or water.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.