I am not sure about your cooking habits and what you like to experiment with, but around here we are big fans of one pot cooked meals. Because who has time for dishes anyway?
Dishes are perhaps the worst part of any meal. We all love eating the food we spent hours preparing but cleanup is never fun. The best way to avoid a sink full of pots and pans is to reduce the amount of cooking equipment used in a recipe in the first place. That is the beauty of one pot cooking methods, not to mention the flavors intensify because you are not wasting even the slightest drop of drippings, or crispy bits at the bottom of the pot or pan.
Creole and Cajun are perfect for one pot cooking because many recipes allow you to make the entire dish in one pot or pan thus capturing every last bit of flavor. The more flavor you have the better the experience and the more likely you are to repeat the recipe.
The recipe below from Gluten Free With LB is a tasty one pot meal of Sausage Chicken Jambalaya that will reduce the clean up while giving your mouth and stomach something to really smile about.
- 2 Tbsp oil divided
5 lbs chicken cut into ½-inch pieces
- 12 oz . sausage cut into ½-inch slices
- 1 ½ tsp salt divided
- ¾ tsp pepper divided
- 2 c onion finely chopped
- 1 c celery finely chopped
- 1 c bell pepper finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp thyme dried
- 1 tsp basil dried
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 Worcestershire sauce
- 1 6-oz .can tomato paste
- 1 1
4.5-oz can diced tomatoes with juice
- 2 ½ c long grain white rice rinsed and drained
- 4 ½ – 5 c chicken broth
Get the rest of the recipe and cooking instructions from Gluten Free With LB.
Photo and recipe source: Gluten Free With LB