Dirty Rice Bowls


Typically, dirty rice has chicken livers in it. I don’t really like chicken livers, so I am going to use Andouille sausage instead. I like that much better. This is a quick weeknight dish with lots of flavor. Pair it with a salad, and you have a complete meal.

Dirty Rice Bowls


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Andouille sausage links, medium dice
  • 2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½  tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½  cup red onion, medium dice
  • ½ cup bell pepper, medium dice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 14.5 oz. can of red kidney beans
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh Parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Bring chicken broth to a boil
  3. Cook brown rice in broth according to package directions.
  4. Cut chicken breasts into long strips.
  5. Mix Old Bay Seasoning, paprika, salt, and sugar in a small bowl.
  6. In a large cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. Coat both sides of the chicken strips with spice mixture.
  8. Sear chicken in oil for 3 minutes on each side.
  9. Place skillet in oven.
  10. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  11. In a medium-sized sauce pan, heat remaining olive oil.
  12. Add onions, peppers, sausage, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  13. Cook for a few minutes.
  14. Add cooked rice and beans.
  15. Saute for a few minutes to heat through.
  16. Salt and pepper to taste.
  17. Plate rice and top with chicken strips.
  18. Garnish with parsley.

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