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Hearty Jambalaya

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.

Makes

8 servings

Mel Miller of Perkins, Oklahoma shares this meaty and satisfying jambalaya.
Hearty Jambalaya Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the sausage, chicken, onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in butter until chicken is browned. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Stir in shrimp; cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve over rice, if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled jambalaya in a freezer container. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 220 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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