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 favorite.
12 ounces chicken breasts, cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large sweet onion, julienned
bell pepper, julienned
4 cloves garlic, diced
1 jalapeno, julienned
1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, divided
12 ounces large fresh shrimp (26-35 count), peeled and deveined
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
8 ounces penne pasta, cooked to package directions
Season cubed chicken breast pieces with 1 1/2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Original
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. Sauté 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 1/2 teaspoons). 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.
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission):
Slap Ya Mama