Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 2 cup thinly sliced celery (4 stalks)

  • 2 cup chopped onions (2 large)

  • 1 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ 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

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cup uncooked instant brown rice

  • ¾ cup chopped green, red, and/or yellow sweet pepper (1 medium)

  • 8 ounce fresh or frozen peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (tails on, if desired)

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • Celery leaves (optional)

Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
2g Fat
26g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Protein 23g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.