Chicken & Shrimp 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 hours, 15 minutes to 2 hours, 45 minutes (high)
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Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya
Ingredients
1
pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs
2
cups thinly sliced celery (4 stalks)
2
cups chopped onion (2 large)
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 no-salt-added tomato paste (1/3 cup)
1
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, onion, undrained 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
*

If desired, leave the tails on the shrimp.

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 & 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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