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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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
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  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
  • 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 - 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 (Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 211,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • chol. (mg) 88,
  • carb. (g) 26,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 23,
  • sodium (mg) 415,
  • Vegetables () 2,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Lean Meat () 3,
  • Carb Choice () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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