Jambalaya Recipe

It’s officially fall, folks, and I love getting in the kitchen and whipping up some hearty, soul-warming soups! My husband’s personal favorite is this Healthy Jambalaya Recipe. It is packed with 3 tasty proteins – chicken, shrimp, and sausage. You can choose to make this a tad lighter by subbing out the andouille sausage with some light turkey or chicken sausage, but I’m such a fan of the spicy and flavorful andouille, I’m willing to sacrifice a Point or two for that fantastic flavor. Each ample serving is certain to fill your stomach and and your soul, at just 8 Points. The easy to follow recipe will have you wanting to make this jambalaya again and again. Enjoy!

Healthy Jambalaya

Hearty, savory, and soul-satisfyingly delicious, this jambalaya is sure to be a family favorite. Loaded with nutrition and bursting flavor, you will love this healthy dish!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 8 oz andouille sausage, diced
  • 8 oz chicken breast, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add in onions, peppers, celery, and garlic. Sauté until tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add in sausage and chicken, and heat until meat is cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Now stir in all the remaining ingredients, except for the shrimp. Mix well.
  4. Lower heat to medium, cover and let simmer for about 45 minutes, or until rice is soft.
  5. Adjust seasonings as desired. Add in shrimp, and continue to simmer until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 8

Culinary tradition: USA (Southern)

Calories: 308

Fat: 10g

Protein: 26g

Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
Each serving = 7 Smart Points/8 Points
PER SERVING: 308 calories; 10g fat; 1.4g saturated fat; 27g carbohydrates; 1.3g sugar; 26g protein; 4g fiber

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