Classic Jambalaya Ingredients Meet Fettuccine

Jambalaya fettuccine

Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
385 Calories
16g Fat
32g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 796mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 27g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Classic jambalaya ingredients -- chicken, shrimp, and sausage -- come together over fettuccine pasta for a new twist on this delicious Louisiana specialty. 

Jambalaya has just about as many versions as it has cooks -- and that includes whether it is a Creole or Cajun jambalaya. Creole jambalaya has meat and the classic "trinity" of celery, bell peppers and onions, along with seafood, tomatoes, stock, and rice. Cajun versions include smoked meat, along with the trinity, rice, and stock. So this recipe combines aspects of both major types of jambalaya but leaves out the celery of the trinity.

This version is only mildly spicy. If you like it hot, increase the cayenne pepper or add Louisiana-style hot sauce to taste. Substitute rice for the pasta if you prefer. 

Ingredients

  •  (1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 3/4 pound cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/2 pound fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound smoked kielbasa sausage (sliced 1-inch thick, then each slice cut into fourths)
  • 1 medium tomato (diced)
  • 1 small bell pepper (sliced into 1/4-inch strips)
  • 1 small white onion (sliced into 1/4-inch strips)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (divided)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Whisk together the salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder.

  2. Sprinkle the chicken cubes with about a third of the seasoning mix and toss to coat.

  3. In a separate bowl, do the same with the shrimp, using another third of the seasoning mix.

  4. Begin cooking the pasta.

  5. Place a large, deep, heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

  6. When the skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan.

  7. Add the chicken to the skillet and quickly sear it on two sides, about 3 minutes, then add the shrimp and brown each side 30 seconds.

  8. Remove the chicken and shrimp to a bowl.

  9. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and toss in the kielbasa sausage, tomatoes, bell pepper and onion.

  10. Sprinkle the sausage and vegetables with the remaining third of the spice blend and cook over high heat until the vegetables are browned and softened.

  11. Add half of the chicken stock and continue cooking over high heat until most of the stock has evaporated.

  12. Add the garlic and wine, stirring for 2 minutes.

  13. Add the remaining chicken stock, along with the reserved chicken and shrimp.

  14. Stir, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, and simmer another 3 minutes or until the liquid is slightly reduced.

  15. Serve the jambalaya over the cooked fettuccine.

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