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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 4 hrs 30 mins
  • Serving Size: 1 1/2cup
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 26

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 14 - ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 6 - ounce can (1/3 cup) no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 recipe Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning (below) or 1 1/2 teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking brown rice
  • 3/4 cup chopped green, red, and/or yellow sweet pepper
  • 8 ounces cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp*
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  • Celery leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together celery, onion, undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning, garlic, and salt. Stir in chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/4 to 2 -/4 hours.
  3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in uncooked rice and sweet pepper. Cover and cook about 30 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in shrimp and parsley. If desired, garnish individual servings with celery leaves. Makes 8 (1-1/2-cup) servings.

Tip

  • *Test Kitchen Tip: If desired, leave the tails on the shrimp.

Tip

  • Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl stir together white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 8
PER SERVING: 211 cal., 2 g total fat 88 mg chol., 415 mg sodium, 26 g carb. (4 g fiber), 23 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Lean Meat (d.e): 2.5; Vegetables (d.e): 1.5; Starch (d.e): 1;