Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

1 lb DMP Smoked Farmer Sausage (sliced)
1 lb boneless chicken thighs (or breasts if you don’t like dark meat) dark = more flavor
3 cups white long grain rice
6 cups water
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 chopped white onion
1 chopped green bell pepper
3 tsp of chopped/minced garlic
3 chicken bouillon cubes
3-4 drops of kitchen bouquet sauce (optional – this is for darker color)
A few sprinkles of cayenne pepper
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Louisiana hot sauce
1 “splash” of beer
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over medium/high heat “brown” your sliced sausage in the vegetable oil for approximately 5-7 minutes, stirring and turning – you want it to look cooked, and the bottom of the pot to be dark – the sausage will have a tendency to “stick” to the bottom, this is OK, that’s when you know it’s time to remove the sausage.

Repeat sausage step, except this time with the chicken – remove from heat.*

Add the onions, bell peppers, and garlic; sauté in the same pot until transparent and cover with the dark remains of the sausage. Put your chicken and sausage back in the pot, along with the water. Also, add your seasonings, Worcestershire, and Kitchen bouquet – While stirring occasionally, bring to a full boil.

Add rice, bouillon cubes, hot sauce, & beer – Stir occasionally and bring to boil.

Reduce heat to simmer, and cover for 1 hour. – DO NOT REMOVE LID DURING THIS TIME

Remove lid, turn off heat, serve up and enjoy.

*It’s ok to add some seasoning during the “browning meat” steps, but not necessary. It depends on how “spicy” you like your food!

SERVES 6-8 people