Tuesday, January 3, 2012


You don't have to go to New Orleans to get a tasty bowl of  Jambalaya.  I came up with this healthy version that you can make at home and right in the crock pot.
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cups large dice onions
  • 1/2 cup diced green peppers
  • 4 oz can of green chili's
  • 1 15 oz can diced Italian tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth(low sodium-fat free)
  • 8 oz( 1/2 ring ) smoked lowfat turkey sausage
  • 1/2 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1/2# raw shrimp(peeled and deveined)
  • 1 cup( 2 stalks )celery, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 tblsp olive oil-divided
Saute on medium,  the diced onions, peppers and celery in 1 tblsp olive oil, season with salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Pour into crock pot.

Cut the chicken into small cubes and saute on medium high in the last 1 tblsp olive oil.  Season with the creole seasoning and cook until no longer pink.  Cut up turkey sausage into a large dice and add to the chicken.  Add the can of green chili's and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth to the pan and scrape all the bits from the bottom of the pan.  Pour into crock pot. Add the 1 1/2 cups chicken broth and the Italian tomatoes and mix well. 

Cook on high for 1 hour, then reduce heat to low and cook 4 hours longer.  Cut the shrimp in half and add  the last 10 minutes of cooking time.  Serve over cooked brown rice.
Serves 4-6

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