The slow cooker makes easy work of this healthy jambalaya featuring brown rice and plenty of veggies. If you don't want to make your own seasoning, just skip Step 1 and use 1 1/2 teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning in Step 2.

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning
Jambalaya

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare Cajun seasoning: In a small bowl, stir together onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, paprika, black pepper and cayenne to taste.

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  • To prepare jambalaya: Cut chicken into 3/4-inch pieces. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine chicken, celery, onions, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, Cajun Seasoning, garlic, and salt.

  • 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.

  • If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in uncooked rice and sweet peppers. Cover and cook about 30 minutes more or until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

  • Before serving, thaw shrimp, if frozen. Stir shrimp and parsley into chicken mixture. If desired, garnish each serving with celery leaves.

Tips

Tips: If desired, leave tails on shrimp.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; protein 22.7g 45% DV; carbohydrates 26.4g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.6g 14% DV; sugars 5.7g; fat 1.8g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 88.1mg 29% DV; vitamin a iu 687IU 14% DV; vitamin c 22.3mg 37% DV; folate 25mcg 6% DV; calcium 54.3mg 5% DV; iron 1.9mg 11% DV; magnesium 31.4mg 11% DV; potassium 340.2mg 10% DV; sodium 415.3mg 17% DV.

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
03/04/2019
This recipe definitely needs more spices! We used raw shrimp instead of precooked and added them about 45 minutes before the recipe was done. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2019
The recipe didn't say how long to cook the shrimp!!!!!!! (#5) Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2018
This recipe was very bland. Read More
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