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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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)
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 - 1/4  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)
  • 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,
  • Very Lean Meat () 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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