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 hrs 30 mins to 5 hrs 30 mins (low) or 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours (high), plus 30 minutes
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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Ingredients
1
pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs
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 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2
of a 6-ounce can (1/3 cup) no-salt-added tomato paste
1
recipe Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning or 1-1/2 teaspoons salt-free Cajun seasoning
2
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups uncooked instant brown rice
3/4
cup chopped green, red, and/or yellow sweet pepper
8
ounces fresh or frozen peeled and deveined cooked shrimp*
2
tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
 
Celery leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch pieces. 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 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. Before serving, thaw shrimp, if frozen. Stir shrimp and parsley into chicken mixture. If desired, garnish each serving with celery leaves.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

If desired, leave the tails on the shrimp.

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
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

(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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