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Slap Ya Mama Pastalaya (Jambalaya Pasta)

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Slap Ya Mama Pastalaya is a unique take on the traditional Cajun Jambalaya.  With smoked sausage, spicy chicken, fresh shrimp and pasta instead of rice, this dish will most definitely become a household favourite.

Ingredients:

  • 350g chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ large sweet onion, julienned
  • bell pepper, julienned
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, julienned
  • 200g smoked sausage, sliced
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 200g can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 350g large fresh shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 200g penne pasta, cooked to package directions

Directions:

Season cubed chicken breast pieces with 1 ½ tsp of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning.  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and chicken.  Cook chicken until all sides are browned.  Add onions to skillet, cook until they start to soften then add bell peppers, garlic, jalapeno and sausage.  Sautee for 5 minutes then add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, oregano, basil, thyme and the remainder of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning (1 ½ tsp).  Bring to a light boil, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 20 minutes.  With 4 minutes left to cook, stir in shrimp and parsley.  Serve over a bed of penne pasta and enjoy.

Makes 6 Servings