Monthly Archives: April 2015

Need A Trustworthy Witness? Try Witness Jambalaya!

Witness 1One thing we know about witnesses, is that they can never keep their story straight. Their story gets more jumbled as time goes on. So, what better way to honor the mixed up, back and forth, upside down, jumbled version of the witness than with your very own bowl of delicious Witness Jambalaya?

Unlike the witness’s stories, this recipe is dependable, reliable, and has stayed consistent for years. And, we don’t need to make things up just to spice it up! After enjoying this incredible New Orleans favorite, you’ll give witness yourself to how good and easy a meal can be.


2 teaspoons olive oil

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces

3 cups hot smoked sausage, slicedWitness 2

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

1/3 cup diced celery

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

2 and 1/2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 cups uncooked white rice

4 cups chicken stock

3 bay leaves

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Sauté the chicken and sausage until it is lightly browned, which takes about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Season these with cayenne, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook these ingredients for 5 minutes, or until the onion is tender and translucent. Add the rice, and then stir in the chicken stock and bay leaves.  Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer this for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Lastly, stir in the Worcestershire sauce.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

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