With less hassle than the original, but all of the flavors, this camping mock Jambalaya is a great option for the outdoors. It is colorful, rich in flavor, and has a good mix of protein, vegetables, and starch.
The simplified ingredients such as plain chicken, instead of smoked, make it an easier dish to buy for and cook. The majority of the traditional flavors come from the canned soup, although a good andouille sausage choice also makes a big difference. Bell peppers and onions round out this dish.
Cooked in just one Dutch oven it is truly a one-pot meal. It can easily also be cooked in a stainless saucepan over gas or a campfire. Though rice is mixed into the finished dish, you can also serve it with additional rice or bread to sop up all of the extra sauce.
Camping Mock Jambalaya Recipe
- 1 dash olive oil
- 1 pound diced chicken
- 1 smoked andouille sausage sliced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 small red bell pepper diced
- 1 small green bell pepper diced
- 4 ribs celery diced
- 1 can jambalaya soup
- 2 cups cooked rice
- Dutch oven
- Heat the Dutch oven then add the oil and chicken. Cook until the outside of the chicken is starting to turn golden brown.
- Add the sausage, onions, bell peppers, and celery. Cook while stirring until softened.
- Add the canned soup and stir while bringing to a gentle boil.
- Add the cooked rice and stir while heating, when the rice is hot, serve.