Cliff's Guys Night Jambalaya

Yes, boys and girls, the one and only! My hubbies amazing Jambalaya! I love when he has guys nights because it means I get his Jambalaya!
Cliff's Guys Night Jambalaya

1/4 c veggie oil
2 Tblsp butter
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4 red bell peppers, chopped
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 large louisiana hot links
4 large chicken breasts
1-2 lbs shrimp, peeled and devained and no tails
3 cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 1/2 c white rice
1-2 c low sodium chicken broth
2 tsp old bay seasoning
hot pepper sauces to taste
Optional: to crank up the heat add 2 serrano or jalapeno peppers with seeds to the other veggies.

Spice mixture: (tip: prepare first)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
2-3 bay leaves
1/2 tsp onion powder or dried minced onion
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flake or more if you like spice

Preheat grill to about 300 degrees. Grill chicken at high heat for about 3 minutes on each side. Do not fully cook the meats, they will continue to cooke with the veggies.
Heat Oil in large dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add chopped onions, peppers and 2 tsp garlic to the pot. Saute until they begin to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Cube hot linksand grilled chicken breast. Add hot links, chicken, spice mixture, chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Bring mixture to a light boil. Stir in the rice, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 mintues, stiring every few minutes. If more liquid is needed to finish rice, add chicken broth according to need. When rice is done, add prepared shrimp (see recipe below) and serve.

Shrimp: Mix shrimp in bowl with old bay seasoning and mix to coat. Melt 2 Tblsp butter in skillet with 1 tsp garlic. Add the saesoned shrimp and saute until cooked through.

Serve with hot pepper sauce.