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Louisiana jambalaya

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 36 min
Prep
36 min
Cook
2 hr
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Jambalaya traditionally combines rice, sausage, and a protein such as shrimp, crawfish, chicken, or pork, but it’s fine to play around with the ingredients. The only must-have element: the "holy trinity" of onion, bell pepper, and celery.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Creole seasoning

1 Tbsp

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s)

2 pound(s), cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

Cooked fresh turkey sausage

9 oz, 3 (3-ounce) Andouille links variety, halved lengthwise and sliced

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

2 item(s), medium, red or green variety, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

Uncooked onion(s)

1 large, chopped

Uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, chopped (about 1 cup)

Garlic clove(s)

3 medium clove(s), minced

Canned chicken broth

1½ cup(s)

Canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, (1 can)

Cooked white rice

4 cup(s), hot, long-grain

Uncooked scallion(s)

3 medium, sliced

Jalapeño pepper(s)

4 medium, or other fresh chile peppers, sliced

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle Creole seasoning over chicken in large bowl, tossing until coated evenly. Spray large skillet with canola nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes per batch, transferring chicken to 6- or 7-quart slow cooker as it is browned, spraying skillet between batches.
  2. Spray skillet with nonstick spray and reduce heat to medium. Add sausage, bell peppers, onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan.
  3. Transfer sausage-vegetable mixture to slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, 2–3 hours on High or 4–6 hours on Low. Stir in rice. Spoon jambalaya evenly onto 8 plates or into bowls. Sprinkle with scallions and sliced chile peppers, if using.
  4. Per serving: 1 1/2 cups