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Shrimp and chicken jambalaya

5
4
0
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Get your family in the Cajun spirit with this quick and flavorful jambalaya. Filled with tender pieces of shrimp and chicken this New Orleans staple is ready in just 40 minutes with eight servings. Our recipe includes the rice base to capture all the flavor of the well seasoned tomato sauce. Jambalaya is a traditionally a really festive dish. It is perfect for making ahead in advance of holiday visitors. Pair with a simple green salad for an easy dinner or a tasty cold-weather lunch treat.

Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, sweet, chopped

green pepper(s)

1 medium, chopped

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

8 oz, cut into bite-size pieces

canned stewed tomatoes

29 oz, undrained

uncooked shrimp

12 oz, peeled and deveined

Italian seasoning

1 tsp

hot pepper sauce

1 tsp

long grain cooked brown rice

4 cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper; cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken; cook, stirring, until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, except rice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in rice; continue cooking until liquid is almost absorbed and rice is thoroughly heated, about 2 minutes. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

Notes

This recipe also tastes great if you use lean pork tenderloin strips instead of chicken. And go ahead and toss some red beans into the cooked rice (could affect SmartPoints values).

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