Spice Up Your Campfire Cuisine: One-Pot Cajun Jambalaya Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of cooking a delicious meal over a campfire after a day of outdoor adventure. And when it comes to campsite cooking, one-pot meals are a game-changer. They’re easy to prepare, require minimal cleanup, and pack a punch of flavor that will leave you wanting more. So, if you’re craving something spicy and satisfying for your next camping trip, look no further than this one-pot Cajun jambalaya recipe.

What is Jambalaya?

Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana Creole dish that combines rice with various meats, seafood, and vegetables. It’s often seasoned with a blend of spices, including paprika, cayenne pepper, and thyme, giving it a bold and flavorful taste. While there are many variations of jambalaya, the one-pot Cajun version is especially popular for its spicy kick and simplicity of preparation.

Ingredients for One-Pot Cajun Jambalaya:

– Andouille sausage, sliced

– Chicken breasts or thighs, diced

– Onion, bell pepper, and celery chopped (also known as the holy trinity of Cajun cuisine)

– Garlic, minced

– Long-grain white rice

– Canned diced tomatoes

– Chicken broth

– Cajun seasoning blend

– Shrimp (optional)

– Green onions, chopped (for garnish)

Cooking Instructions: 

Start by heating a large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over your campfire or stove. Add the sliced Andouille sausage and cook until browned and slightly crispy. Next, add the diced chicken and cook until browned on all sides. Add the chopped onion, bell pepper, celery, and minced garlic, and cook until softened and fragrant.

Once the vegetables are tender, add the rice, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and Cajun seasoning blend to the skillet. Stir well to combine, then cover and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed. If desired, add shrimp to the skillet during the last few minutes of cooking until pink and opaque.

Serve and Enjoy: Campfire Comfort Food

Once your Cajun jambalaya is perfectly cooked, serve it hot off the skillet, garnished with chopped green onions for freshness. This one-pot wonder is perfect for serving as a hearty main dish or sharing with friends around the campfire. Pair it with some crusty bread or cornbread for a complete campfire feast that will satisfy even the hungriest outdoor adventurers.

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