Dave's Jambalaya

My dad is my inspiration...especially in the kitchen. I have grown up eating home-cooked meals and enjoying flavorful dinners that my dad prepares every night. One of my favorite meals includes seafood, poultry, meat and vegetables... I know that sounds like a lot of protein but vegetables are included. I really enjoy this recipe with brown rice or whole grain pasta and I hope you enjoy it too!

Dave's Jambalaya

Servings: 3


  • 1/2 pound uncooked chicken breast, cut into 1/4" cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 large jalapeno, diced
  • 3 celery stems, julienned
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lager beer
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 10 small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Andouille sausage, cut into 1/4" cubes
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped


  1. Brown chicken breast in medium size pan. Set aside.
  2. Pour olive oil into separate pan and sautee chopped garlic with red bell pepper, jalapeno, celery and onion and season with salt, pepper and thyme.
  3. Stir 3 tablespoons flour into vegetable mixture to create a roux, or until mixture becomes thick.
  4. Add lager to mixture and cook for 2 minutes, on medium heat.
  5. Add chicken stock and cook for 2 minutes, on medium heat.
  6. Pour diced tomatoes into mixture and cover, simmer for 5 minutes.
  7.  Stir browned chicken, shrimp and sausage into mixture and put on low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. Stir in 1/2 cup milk and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle green onion on top and serve with brown rice or pasta.



Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be