Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

The three-pepper Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning adds lots of fiery flavor to this slow-cooker version of jambalaya.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Slow Cook:
4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours (low) or 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours (high) + 30 minutes (high)
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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Ingredients
1
pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2
cups thinly sliced celery (4 stalks)
2
cups chopped onions (2 large)
1
14 1/2 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1
14 1/2 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2
6 ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste (1/3 cup)
1
recipe Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning or 1 1/2 teaspoons salt-free Cajun seasoning
2
cloves garlic, minced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups uncooked instant brown rice
3/4
cup chopped green, red, and/or yellow sweet pepper (1 medium)
8
ounces fresh or frozen peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (tails on, if desired)
2
tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
 
Celery leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine chicken, celery, onions, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning, garlic, and salt.
  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 3/4 hours.
  3. If using low-heat setting, turn cooker to high-heat setting. Stir in uncooked rice and sweet pepper. Cover and cook about 30 minutes more or until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. To serve, thaw shrimp, if frozen. Stir shrimp and parsley into chicken mixture. If desired, garnish each serving with celery leaves.

Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya)
    Per serving:
  • 211 kcal cal.,
  • 2 g fat
  • 88 mg chol.,
  • 415 mg sodium,
  • 26 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 23 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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