This is one my husband found on Pinterest . He loves Jumbalaya, but I’m not a big fan. I will admit this was pretty tasty… here is the link: https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/one-pot-jambalaya-pasta/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare. It only took about 30 minutes to make too, which is always a plus in my book! I made a half recipe and probably could have fed a family of 4-5 people pretty easily.
Start by dicing half a yellow onion and 1 red bell pepper. Cut 2 chicken breasts into bite size pieces (about 3/4 of a lb). Slice 2 smoked sausages into bite size pieces (we used Cajun andouille sausage). In a large stock pot or deep skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil and heat over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook a few minutes, stirring so that it is cooked on all sides, but is not cooked through. Add the diced onion, bell pepper, sausage, 2 1/4 C chicken broth, 3/4 C tomato sauce, 1/2 can rotel tomatoes and chiles, 1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add 1/2 lb pasta (we used spaghetti, but linguini or fettuccine would work just as well) and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or till pasta is cooked to your preference.
Serve it up in a nice bowl and top with chopped cilantro (which I forgot to get, oops). Enjoy!