Pasta Jambalaya {Recipe}

On Thursday night D and I cooked together and made a delicious Pasta Jambalaya feast!  D lived in Louisiana for a few years when he was in the Army and he loves all things cajun.  He has to compromise a little bit with me on the spicy front because I am a huge baby when it comes to spicy foods.  Either way, we came up with a delicious dish that was packed full of flavor.

We roughly followed this recipe here but we tweaked it a bit.  My favorite part about this dish is that it can all be cooked up in one pot so clean up is a breeze!


2 teaspoons olive oil
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut
into bite-size pieces
8 ounces canadian bacon, diced
8 ounces Italian Sausage
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 cups orzo pasta

4 cups chicken stock
3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce



1.  Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Saute chicken and sausage until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. 
2.  Stir in onion, bell pepper, Canadian bacon and garlic. Season with cayenne, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, or until onion is tender and translucent. 
3.  Add pasta, then stir in chicken stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. 
4.  Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.  Top with Parmesan to make it extra indulgent!


I may have forgotten to take a picture of the final final inthebowl product because I was too busy eating it up. :) This made at least 6 servings and heats up great the next day.  We didn't even add any sides to it and we were completely satisfied!

Happy Saturday!


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