Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

by Dave MichelSeptember 7, 2017

Adapted from Justin Wilson's Homegrown Louisiana Cookin'.

  • 1 20 oz. package of chicken breasts and/or thighs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup chopped green onion (I often omit)
  • 1 or 2 lbs. andouille sausage, sliced 1/4 thick
  • 3 cups long grain rice
  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 4 T Better Than Boullion Chicken Base
  • 1 T chopped garlic
  • 2 t salt
  • Ground cayenne to taste

In a heavy stock pot over med-high heat, brown the chicken in the oil. After the chicken has browned, remove from the pot. Then add the onions, bell pepper, parsley and green onions, sand saute until the onions are clear. Stir in the sausage, rice, water, chicken base, garlic, chicken salt and cayenne. Make sure the chicken base is fully dissolved.  Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover and turn the heat to low or a notch above. Simmer for 30 minutes without lifting the lid. If the rice is not done after 30 minutes, simmer for another five to ten minutes.

About 10 servings.


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Hidden Giant Cupcakes

by Dave MichelApril 14, 2015

This recipe was given to me from a Holden Village and/or Community of St. Martin friend (I don't remember who). Makes 12 cupcakes.

Mix until creamy:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • pinch salt

Stir in 1 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips, and set aside

Sift into medium bowl:

  • 1 1/2 C flour

Stir in:

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 t soda
  • 1/2 t salt

Add and mix:

  • 1 C water
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 1 t vanilla extract

Divide cocoa batter evenly into a greased 12 muffin tin, put a spoonful of cream cheese mixture in the center of each future cupcake.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.


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Dave is a recording engineer, musician and software developer in Minneapolis. He's found that a cooking sabbatical is more work than normal life.

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