Recipe Alert: Mardi Gras Jambalaya

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014 |
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*Thanks to Vicky Braun, inventor of the Lid Pocket (, a hands-free lid solution for most slow cookers.  This week’s recipe is courtesy Vicky featuring one of her fave Mardi Gras recipes.

    • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 1 pound sausage (Andouille, Polish or Jennie-O turkey sausage) sliced
    • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice (drained)
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped or pressed
    • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 cup chopped celery
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
    • 2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 pound cooked shrimp without tails (add last 30 minutes)
    • 2 – 2.5 cups cooked rice – brown or white (stir in 10 minutes before serving)
Do This:
    • In a slow cooker, combine all the ingredients above except the rice and shrimp.
    • Cover and cook 6 to 8 hours on LOW or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.  Stir in the shrimp during the last 20 minutes of cook time.
    • Stir in cooked rice 10 minutes before serving.  Serves 10-12

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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