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The spicy Cajun favorite is lightened up with turkey sausage, chicken, shrimp, and plenty of vegetables.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
4 hrs


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut chicken and sausage into bite-size pieces. In a 3-1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine chicken, sausage, onion, and celery. Stir in undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, tapioca, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, serrano pepper, garlic, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt.

  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

  • If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in shrimp, sweet pepper, and okra. Cover; cook about 30 minutes more or until shrimp turn opaque.

  • Prepare rice according to package directions; serve with jambalaya.


Tips: Because hot chile peppers, such as serrano, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

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

276 calories; protein 26.5g; carbohydrates 28.4g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 2.4g; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 112.2mg; vitamin a iu 722.3IU; vitamin c 24mg; folate 21.5mcg; calcium 62.4mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 30.8mg; potassium 338.3mg; sodium 489.6mg.